MAM Collection 010: Fake News?

Mori Art Museum

poster for MAM Collection 010: Fake News?
[Image: Aida Makoto, "The Video of a Man Calling Himself Japan's Prime Minister Making a Speech at an International Assembly" (2014) Video 26 min. 7 sec.]

Ends in 8 days

“Fake news” is a stock phrase of current US President Donald Trump, and indeed, one undeniable truth is that starting with the false rumors that fly about the internet, it is becoming increasingly hard to tell fact from fiction. This exhibition makes observations on the true nature of how information is produced in the mass media, via works such as Aida Makoto’s video where the artist disguised as prime minister makes a speech in Japanese-accented English expounding on an unconventional approach to foreign policy that emphasizes the importance of Sakoku-style isolationism; and Yuan Goang-Ming’s The 561st Hour of Occupation (2014), documenting a scene from the Sunflower Movement of students and civic groups that occupied the Taiwanese national assembly in 2014.

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Schedule

from June 20, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Fee

Adults ¥1800, University and High School Students ¥1200, Junior High School and under ¥600, 65 and older ¥1500

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 22:00
tuesdays closing at 17:00

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Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150
Phone: 03-5777-8600

Direct walk from Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line. 4 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo line. 5 minute walk from Azabu Juban Station on the Toei Oedo line.

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