SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

Fluid World

Yee I-Lann
Fluid World (from the series “Orang Besar”)
2010
Direct digital Mimaki inkjet print, acid dye, batik crackle Japanese indigo dye, 100% silk twill
140.5 × 298 cm
Courtesy: Silverlens Galleries, Makati, The Philippines

Overview

Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia, with its total population of around 600 million, is currently earning widespread international attention. In 2017, 50 years after the formation of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations*), the National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center will stage “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now,” the largest-ever exhibition of Southeast Asian contemporary art to be held in Japan.
The “sunshower” - rain falling from clear skies - is an intriguing meteorological phenomenon, and a frequent occurrence in the tropical climes of Southeast Asia. Sunshowers also serve as a poetic metaphor for the vicissitudes of a region that in the latter half of the 20th century, in the wake of the colonial era, experienced enormous political, social and economic upheaval: Cold War conflicts and dictatorships followed by modernization and the spread of democracy, and in more recent years, remarkable economic advancement, investment, and urban development. Out-of-the-blue rainfall is also a metaphor for the ambiguous nature of these ups and downs.
Multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture.This exhibition will explore contemporary art in Southeast Asia from the 1980s onward from various perspectives, including aspirations for freedom, identity, growth and its dark sides, community, faith and tradition, and the revisiting of history; showcasing that dynamism and diversity while comparing and contrasting Southeast Asian contemporary art with international contemporary art trends.
* 10 member-states to total: Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos (current as of November 2016)

Date July 5 (Wed.) –October 23 (Mon.), 2017
Closed on Tuesdays
Opening hours 10:00-18:00
*10:00-21:00 on Fridays, and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

Mori Art Museum, 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150
*More detailed information can be found at Mori Art Museum website
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Co-organized by The Asahi Shimbun, The Tokyo Shimbun, Nikkei Inc., The Mainichi Newspapers, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK
Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Tokyo; Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Tokyo, Japan; Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in Japan; Embassy of Malaysia, Tokyo; Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Tokyo; Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo, Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Singapore; Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo; Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Japan
With the sponsorship of OBAYASHI CORPORATION, transcosmos inc., WEARNES, SUMITOMO CORPORATION
With the cooperation of ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD., Thai Airways International, Champagne Pommery
Admission
(tax included)
  Ticket for both venues Ticket for single venue
Day Ticket Advance Ticket Day Ticket Group Ticket
Adult 1,800 yen 1,600 yen 1,000 yen 800 yen
Student (College / University) 800 yen 600 yen 500 yen 300 yen
  • All students: Please present some form of valid student ID. Those up to highschool and less than 18 years of age will be free of admission fee upon presenting a valid form of ID.
  • Disabled persons (plus one accompanied person) will be free of admission fee upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
  • "Group" admission rate is applied to a party of more than 20 persons for The National Art Center, Tokyo and 15 for Mori Art Museum. Group Tickets are sold at each facility.
    Advance tickets(“Set Ticket” only) on sale from May 5 (Mon.) until July 4 (Tue.), 2017.
    Ticket
  • "ATRo Savings" (200 yen off) are applied to those who show ticket stubs of the exhibition held at the Suntory Museum of Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum (Only single ticket stubs of The National Art Center, Tokyo / Mori Art Museum are valid).
  • Please inquire each facility for other discounts.
  • Additional entrance fee to facilities adjacent to the Mori Art Museum (i.e. Tokyo City View observation deck, Sky Deck and Mori Arts Center Gallery) is required.

The National Art Center, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center
― A Research Project Now Underway, Building to a Joint Exhibition in Summer 2017!

“SEA PROJECT” Website:http://seaproject.asia/

List of Exhibited Works

Please download the list of exhibited works of “SUNSHOWER.” (PDF/960KB)

Programs

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Opening Programs

Performance AMNESIA by Melati Suryodarmo

Melati Suryodarmo from Indonesia presents her performance AMNESIA as a part of her work with the themes of memories and identity issues in the gallery.

Performer Melati Suryodarmo
Date & Time 13:00-18:00, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 *The program has ended.
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking Not required
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Talk Session "40 Years in Southeast Asia through the Eyes of an Artist"

The participating artists will discuss about the relationship between contemporary art of Southeast Asia – from 1980s to now – and our society, in their point of view.

Speakers Sopheap Pich, Moelyono, Mella Jaarsma, Surasi Kusolwong
Moderator Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-21:00, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30) *The program has ended.
Venue Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity 80 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Symposium "How Has Contemporary Art Represented Southeast Asia?"

The exhibition "SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" intends to examine the development of contemporary art in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region since the end of the 1980s, alongside key words emblematic in generational and regional terms.
The political, economic and social developments may vary by country, but what all these nations have in common is enormous change that began with post-World War II decolonization as they modernize and democratize, and in more recent years experiencing accelerated economic progress, investment, and urban development.
In this program, as well as reassessing the world through the lens of Southeast Asian contemporary art, primarily by posing the question "How has contemporary art represented Southeast Asia?," scholars, curators and artists of Southeast Asian contemporary art will discuss the works of the artists from a myriad of backgrounds showcased in the exhibition and how they have confronted different events in society as they pursue their practices.

Appearing T. K. Sabapathy (Art historian), Nakao Tomomichi (Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Reuben Keehan (Curator of Asian Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art), June Yap (Curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP 2013 Exhibition "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia"), David Teh (Curator / Researcher at The National University of Singapore, specializing in Southeast Asian contemporary art), Takamori Nobuo (Curator, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), Leonhard Bartolomeus (Curator, ruangrupa / Lecturer, Jakarta Arts Institute), Erin Gleeson (Director, Sa Sa Bassac), Siddharta Perez (Assistant Curator, NUS Museum Singapore / Co-Founder of curatorial team Planting Rice, The Philippines), Yap Sau Bin (Specialist, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University), Ogawa Nozomu (Director, Art Center Ongoing), Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), Yoneda Naoki (Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Date & Time 10:00-17:30, Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Registration: 9:45) *The program has ended.
Venue Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 250 (booking required)
Admission Free
Booking here
Inquiries About the program and booking:
Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Other inquiries:
Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Artists' Relay Talk "MY WORK"

The participating artists will talk about their artworks in the exhibition.

Date & Time 13:00-18:00, Sunday, July 9, 2017 (Doors open: 12:30) *The program has ended.
  • 13:00-14:15
    Talk #1 "The Gift of Time: Intergenerational Dynamics in Southeast Asia Art"
    Speakers: Vandy Rattana, Chuah Chong Yong, Navin Rawanchaikul
    Moderator: Ong Jo-Lene (Independent Curator)
  • 14:30-15:30
    Talk #2 "Why and What Do Artists Share?"
    Speakers: Melati Suryodarmo, Mit Jai Inn
    Moderator: Grace Samboh (Independent Curator)
  • 15:45-16:45
    Talk #3 "The Architecture of the Mind"
    Speakers: Anggun Priambodo, Shoosie Sulaiman
    Moderator: Vera Mey (Independent Curator)
  • 17:00-18:00
    Talk #4 "Canned Heat and Cannibalism"
    Speakers: Lyra Garcellano, Poodien
    Moderator: Merv Espina (Artist, Independent Curator)
Venue Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity 80 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

July

Artists' Talk "MY WORK"

Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris will talk about their commissioned work Sunshower (2017) and Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they are currently based.

Speakers Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris
Discussant Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-20:30, Monday, July 10, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30) *The program has ended.
Venue Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity 80 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Viewing Program for Teachers

As they introduce the exhibition "SUNSHOWER," members of the museum staff engage in discussion with school teachers on the subject of school learning and art. What better place to have this kind of discussion than in the presence of contemporary that keenly reflects our roles in society today?

#1 Date & Time 18:00-19:30, Friday, July 14, 2017 *The program has ended.
Venue Lecture Room AB and Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyos
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - 12:00, Monday, July 10, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
#2 Date & Time 18:00-19:30, Friday, July 21, 2017 *The program has ended.
Venue Mori Art Museum
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
For Preschool, elementary, middle, high and special needs education school teachers, and college/university instructors
* Teachers and instructors from all disciplines - not only arts and crafts - welcome.
Capacity 30 each (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series

A series of lectures by those knowledgeable on the history, fashion, and foods of Southeast Asia. Structured into eight themes, we welcome all participants whose interest in Southeast Asia grew from seeing the exhibition, those already interested in the region for some time, and those interested in any of these eight themes. Join us in exploring the many dimensions of Southeast Asia.

#1 History/Culture/Politics|"Southeast Asia" from a Bird's Eye View
Lecturers Iwasaki Ikuo (Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Takushoku University), Ogawa Tadashi (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Atomi University)
Date & Time 14:00-16:30, Saturday, July 22, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: Thursday, June 22 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #1 "Under the Global Spotlight: Thai Contemporary Art As Seen in Jungles and Meditation"
Speaker Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-20:00, Friday, July 28, 2017 *The program has ended.
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#2 Food|Southeast Asian Cuisine: A Borderless Region
Lecturers Asia Gohanz (Asano Yoko, Ino Sumiko, Shimoseki Takako, Takashima Keiko, Furukawa Oto)
Date & Time 14:00-17:00, Saturday, July 29, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: Thursday, June 22 - Friday, July 28, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese

August

Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #2 "Indonesian Art That Survives through Development and Multiculturalism"
Speakers Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-20:00, Friday, August 4, 2017 *The program has ended.
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Teens' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"
Appearing Dusadee Huntrakul
Date & Times Day 1: 10:30-14:00, Monday, August 7, 2017
Day 2: 13:30-16:00, Friday, August 11, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Seniors' Program.")
Day 3: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Kids' Program" and "Seniors' Program.")  *The program has ended.
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend all 3 days of the program.
Venue Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills
For Teens (ages 13-19)
Capacity Approximately 15 (booking required, determined by lottery)
Admission Free
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - Monday, July 31, 2017
* The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by E-mail: between Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
Kids' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"
Appearing Dusadee Huntrakul
Date & Times Day 1: 14:00-16:00, Thursday, August 10, 2017
Day 2: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Teens' Program" and "Seniors' Program.")  *The program has ended.
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend the 2 days of the program.
Venue Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills
For Kids (ages 9-12)
Capacity Approximately 15 (booking required, determined by lottery)
Admission Free
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
* The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by E-mail: between Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, 2017.
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
Seniors' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"
Appearing Dusadee Huntrakul
Date & Times Day 1: 13:30-16:00, Friday, August 11 (* Program will be partly shared with the "Teens' Program.")
Day 2: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12 (* Program will be partly shared with the "Kids' Program" and "Teens' Program.")  *The program has ended.
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend both 2 days of the program.
Venue Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills
For Those considering themselves as "seniors"
Capacity Approximately 15 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for Day 1 for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @ SUNSHOWER

The diverse and rich film culture of the ASEAN countries and each of its films reflect the cultural and social situations specific to each country and region. Through these films, we can see vividly what one sees, hears, eats, and how one loves one another. For the FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @SUNSHOWER, we will have a wide lineup of films from documentary, action, adolescence, and romance that highlights the then-and-now of ASEAN film.

Date & Times Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017 *The program has ended.
Day#1 Documentary: Thursday, August 10
  • 12:30- (Doors open: 12:10): <Visual Documentary Project 2015> selection *JP/EN subtitles
  • 14:40- (Doors open: 14:20): <Visual Documentary Project 2016> selection *JP/EN subtitles
  • 16:30- (Doors open: 16:10): <Colors of Asia> Sunday Cinderella, Because I am a Girl *JP subtitles only
Day#2 Action: Friday, August 11
  • 13:00- (Doors open: 12:40): Super X. *JP subtitles only
  • 14:50- (Doors open: 14:30): TIGA *JP subtitles only
  • 17:30- (Doors open: 17:10): Yasmin *JP subtitles only
Day#3 Omnibus: Saturday, August 12
  • 13:00- (Doors open: 12:40): 7 letters *JP subtitles only
  • 15:30- (Doors open: 15:10): Art Through Our Eyes *JP subtitles only
  • 17:30- (Doors open: 17:10): Asian Three -Fold Mirrors 2016: Reflections *JP/EN subtitles
Day#4 Love & Friendship: Sunday, August 13
  • 12:00- (Doors open: 11:40): SHIFT *JP subtitles only
  • 13:50- (Doors open: 13:30): Goodbye Boys *JP subtitles only
  • 15:50- (Doors open: 15:30): ILO ILO *JP subtitles only
Venue Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 260 each (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo required)
Booking here
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #3 "Art Archives of Southeast Asia"
Speaker Kida Sayuri (Associate Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Date & Time 14:00-15:00, Friday, August 18, 2017
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#3 Gender, LGBTQ | Gender & LGBTQ in Southeast Asia Seen through Moving Images
Lecturer Matsushita Yumi (Film presenter; Curator; Producer)
Date & Time 14:00-16:30, Saturday, August 19, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30)
* Please note that closing time is subject to change without prior notice.
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, August 18, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Family Hour
Date & Times [1] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, August 26, 2017
[2] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017
* Babies in prams and frontpacks welcome.
* Starting at 9:35 and 9:55 Museum staff will provide talks on a number of works on display. Please come to the entrance hall of the exhibition directly if interested.
* Please note that the Museum will be open to the general public at 10:00.
Venue Mori Art Museum
For Pre-school children (ages 0-6) and their guardians, pregnant women and their families
Capacity 80 pairs each (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking [1] Booked out
[2] here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #4 "Pop and Spirituality"
Speaker Tsubaki Reiko (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-20:00, Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese

September

Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#4 Youth | Southeast Asian Youths with a Focus on Island Areas
Lecturer Nonaka Yo (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)
Date & Time 18:30-20:30, Friday, September 1, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, August 18, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #5 "What Lies Deep beneath Colorful and Serious Expression"
Speaker Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 14:00-15:00, Saturday, September 2, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
A Working Title: Screenings programmed by emerging Asian film curators

"A Working Title" is the Japan Foundation Asia Center’s new program meant for developing skills of the young and emerging curators in Southeast Asia and Japan as well as fostering networks among them. The films selected by the participants introduce fresh perspectives on the themes of SUNSHOWER. There will be Q&A sessions with directors Jon Lazam (the Philippines, September 3) and Aizawa Toranosuke (Japan, September 10).

Date & Times Day#1: 10:45-17:40, Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Doors open: 10:30)
Day#2: 11:00-17:40, Sunday, September 10, 2017 (Doors open: 10:45)
Click here for more details.
Venue Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 260 each (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo required)
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#5 Architecture | Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Southeast Asia
Lecturer Iwamoto Masaaki (Architect; Partner, ICADA; Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)
Date & Time 18:30-20:30, Friday, September 8, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, September 7, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People

A workshop for people from various backgrounds and disabilities to join others and discuss their impressions and thoughts about the "SUNSHOWER" exhibition. Teams of about seven people will come together for about 2 hours to talk freely about the exhibition exploring the concept of "What you see" and "What you can not see." The program is accessible to all, with or without disabilities.

Date & Times Saturday, September 9, 2017
#1 13:00-15:00 #2 17:00-19:00
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E and Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
For General public
Capacity 14 each (booking required)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
* Disabled persons (plus one accompanied person) will be free of admission fee upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
Booking Advance registration is necessary. Application to be sent by email to sunshower-pp@nact.jp. Please ensure you include all information below in your application. The subject of the E-mail should be "Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People".
1. Desired attendance time as stated above.
2. Your name, age
3. Telephone number
4. E-mail address
5. Number of people wishing to participate
6. Name and age of everyone participating
7. Please inform us of any disabilities and classifications of all particpants
8. Participation motive
Booking (Entry) period: Tuesday, July 4 - 12 midday, Wednesday, August 30.
* If you require assistance from the station please include details in the application E-mail.
* If you wish to participate to this program with your assistance dog, please let us know in the application E-mail.
* If there are a large number of applicants, we will conduct a lottery to choose participants.
* We will contact you by E-mail after August 31 regarding participation.
Inquiries Section of Education and Public Programs, The National Art Center, Tokyo (10:00-18:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6812-9916
E-mail: sunshower-pp@nact.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo
Cooperation Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People
* Conducted in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #6 "History and Identity in Singaporean Art"
Speaker Mukasa Yuiko (Assistant Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Date & Time 14:00-15:00, Friday, September 15, 2017
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Family Hour
Date & Time [2] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017
* Babies in prams and frontpacks welcome.
* Starting at 9:35 and 9:55 Museum staff will provide talks on a number of works on display. Please come to the entrance hall of the exhibition directly if interested.
* Please note that the Museum will be open to the general public at 10:00.
Venue Mori Art Museum
For Pre-school children (ages 0-6) and their guardians, pregnant women and their families
Capacity 80 pairs each (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking [2] here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Talk Session "All about My Southeast Asia"
Speakers PART I "What Did You Do in Southeast Asia? [Curators' Edition]"
Iida Shihoko (Independent Curator; Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts), Hattori Hiroyuki (Independent Curator; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, Akita University of Art; Director, Art Lab Aichi), Hirano Mayumi (Director, Exhibition & Education Program, 98B COLLABoratory)
Moderator: Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)

PART II "What Did You Do in Southeast Asia? [Artists' Edition]"
Shiga Lieko (Artist), Miyagi Futoshi (Artist), Wada Masahiro (Artist)
Moderator: Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Times 14:00-17:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30)
PART I 14:00-15:30
PART II 16:00-17:30
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 80 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Booking here
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
SUNSHOWER Student Workshop

The "SUNSHOWER" exhibition showcases a wonderful selection of contemporary art from the 10 ASEAN countries. This exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to discuss the trends of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. At the National Art Center, a student from Southeast Asia studying in Japan and a Japanese college student will review the "SUNSHOWER" exhibition and hold a workshop talking about the contemporary art scene in Southeast Asia from their different vantage points.

Date & Times 11:00-16:00, Monday, September 18, 2017
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E and Multipurpose room (Annex, 3F), The National Art Center, Tokyo
For ● University students and graduate students from Southeast Asia who are studying in Japan
● University students and graduate students from Japan
Capacity 20 (10 students from Southeast Asia plus 10 students from Japan) (booking required)
Admission Free
Booking Application to be sent by e-mail to sunshower-pp@nact.jp . Please ensure you include all information below in your application. The subject of the e-mail should be "SUNSHOWER Student Workshop".
1. Your name (native language)
2. Your name (alphabetical)
3. Age
4. Country, Hometown
5. Name of Institution, Department, Grade
6. Telephone number
7. E-mail address
8. (1) Japanese language level, (2) English language level
9. Participation motive
Application deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 12 midday.

* Lunch will be provided. If you have any food allergies etc, please let us know in the application e-mail.
* If there are a large number of applicants, we will conduct a lottery to choose participants.
* We will contact you by e-mail after 7th September regarding participation.
* If your application does not inlcude the reqiured information it may be rejected.
* Personal information that you provide will only be used for this workshop and will not be used for any other purpose.
Inquiries Section of Education and Public Programs, The National Art Center, Tokyo (10:00-18:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6812-9916
E-mail: sunshower-pp@nact.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Workshop will be conducted in Japanese and English. (With Japanese-English sequential interpretation)
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #7 "Southeast Asian History and Intergenerational Dialogue"
Speakers Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 14:00-15:00, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#6 Fashion | From a Frontline of Fashion in Southeast Asia
Lecturers Shinoda Akiko (Director, International Affairs, Japan Fashion Week Organization), Yokobori Yoshio (International brand consultant; Director, SIDE co., Ltd.)
Date & Time 18:30-20:30, Friday, September 22, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, August 15 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #8 "Plants and Foods"
Speaker Yoneda Naoki (Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
Date & Time 14:00-15:00, Saturday, September 30, 2017
Venue Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Gallery Talks by Curators
Talk #9 "On the Road in Southeast Asia"
Speaker Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time 19:00-20:00, Friday, October 6, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
Capacity 20 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)
* Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#7 Religion | Islam in Southeast Asia at the Crossroads
Lecturer Ogawa Tadashi (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Atomi University)
Date & Time 18:30-20:30, Friday, October 6, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese
Verbal Imaging Tour

A tour in which the visually impaired can explore the exhibition through dialogue with museum staff in essence, but open to general public.

Date & Time 10:00-12:00, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
For General public
Capacity 10 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
* Disabled persons (plus one accompanied person) will be free of admission fee upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
Booking here
* or via Mori Art Museum Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Sign Language Tour

A tour for enjoying the exhibition using the Japanese sign language and words. Open to those who don't use sign language, too.

Date & Time 15:00-16:30, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Venue Mori Art Museum
For General public
Capacity 10 (booking required)
Admission Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)
* Participants who are disabled people with ID booklets (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free.
Booking here
* or via Mori Art Museum fax: +81-(0)3-6406-9351
Inquiries Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)
Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101
E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp
Organizers Mori Art Museum
* Conducted in Japanese
Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series
#8 Urbanity | Southeast Asian Streets through Stalls and Markets
Lecturer Nakamura Ko (Architect; Director, Mosaic Design; Lecturer, International Program in Architecture and Urban Design(IAUD), Meiji University)
Date & Time 18:30-20:30, Friday, October 20, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Capacity 80 (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)
Booking here
Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
Inquiries Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center; The National Art Center, Tokyo
* Conducted only in Japanese