traNslatioNs - Understanding Misunderstanding

21_21 Design Sight

poster for traNslatioNs - Understanding Misunderstanding

Ends in 57 days

*Opening hours of the exhibition have been changed to 11:00 - 17:30 (entrance until 17:00) from January 8, 2021, following the government’s declaration of a state of emergency. It will not require advance reservation.

This exhibition is directed by Dominique Chen, who researches informatics and has undertaken many interdisciplinary studies of art, design and expressive media.

Translation is a process that supports communication between two parties that are otherwise unable to understand each other. This exhibition presents the possibilities for acceptance and embrace of this mutual incomprehension. Taking the role of translation as a kind of “communication design,” a space will be created that allows the visitor to experience the mysterious nature of language that we are unaware in our lives and the excitement of new discoveries of meaning or misunderstandings that emerge from this insight.



from October 16, 2020 to June 13, 2021
Exhibition Hours 11:00-18:30. Open on 11/3 and 2/23. Closed during 12/26-1/3.


Adults ¥1200; University Students ¥800; High School Students ¥500; Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion, Junior High School Students and Under free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 19:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Phone: 03-3475-2121

5 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo or Hibiya line, 5 minute walk from exit 1 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line.

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