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Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions

Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions

In a nutshell

Roppongi Crossing is a contemporary art exhibition held every three years. The work of 25 Japanese artists/groups (collectives), born in the 1970s and 1980s, is on display. There are several large scale works, videos, cats, a simulated ocean, glowing honey jars, and more. Themes of connection and disparity in the age of the internet, artificial intelligence, and the current state of Japan are explored.

The venue

The Mori Art Museum is located on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Don’t miss Tokyo City View on the 52nd floor - entrance is included with museum admission.

Insider tip

If you visit by March 3, Tokyo City View is one of the venues for Media Ambition Tokyo, a showcase of experimental technological culture.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)

All of the information is in English, including an audio guide.

Photos?

Photos are allowed throughout the exhibition. The few areas where photos not allowed are clearly marked.

The feels

These types of exhibitions, with a large number of artists, are a mixed bag - in a good way. You may not like everything but there’s usually something for each visitor to enjoy.

Appeal

Anyone interested in contemporary Japanese art.

How far out?

Located in Roppongi Hills, about a five minute walk from the Roppongi metro station.

How much time?

At least an hour, much more if you watch all the videos.

How much money?

¥1,800 for general admission.

Until when?

May 26, 2019

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art

Worth seeing if you have some free time or enjoy contemporary art.

Links:

https://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/roppongicrossing2019/index.html

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