Roppongi Art Night 2018
Programs held at the National Art Center, Tokyo

May 26 (Sat) - May 27 (Sun), 2018
For information about all the programs visit the RAN official website:

Programs of The National Art Center, Tokyo

* Open until 22:00 on May 26 (Sat) and until 18:00 on May 27 (Sun) (last admission: 30 minutes before closing)

■Koinobori Now! Installation by Reiko Sudo, Adrien Gardère and Seiichi Saito

Designed by textile designer Reiko Sudo, this exhibition has some 300 koinobori (carp streamers) vigorously swimming around the gallery. This large-scale display has been realized through collaboration with French exhibition designer Adrien Gardère and Seiichi Saito, a noted member of Rhizomatiks.

Date 4/11 (Wed) - 5/28 (Mon) 10:00-18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
* 10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
* Open until 22:00 in conjunction with the Roppongi Art Night 2018 on May 26 (Sat.).
* Closed on Tuesdays
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
Admission Free
Artist Reiko Sudo, Adrien Gardère, Seiichi Saito
URL http://www.nact.jp/exhibition_special/2018/koinoborinow2018/
* Photography allowed
Reiko Sudo+Adrien Gardère, Koi Current,
2014,
Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet Installation View

■Softpad / Special program related to Koinobori Now!

The collaboration between Reiko Sudo, one of Japan’s preeminent textile designers, and French exhibition designer Adrien Gardère, created this large-scale exhibition. For this dynamic show they also joined forces with Seiichi Saito, of the Rhizomatiks, and the sound design was created by softpad. On the occasion of the Roppongi Art Night only, Softpad will provide live performances in the gallery, adding a special atmosphere to the exhibition.

Date 5/26 (Sat) 16:00-16:30, 18:00-18:30
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
Admission Free
Artist Softpad
* Photography allowed
ECHO | white 2011

■NACT Architecture Tour 2018: Exploring The National Art Center, Tokyo

As a special program for the Roppongi Art Night 2018, tours introducing the features of the striking NACT building and outlining the various activities will be on offer. Tours of the iconic NACT building, designed by the architect Kisho Kurokawa & NIHON SEKKEI, INC., will be conducted by experts from NIHON SEKKEI, INC. and provide insight into the building’s unique features.

Date 5/26(Sat) 16:00-17:30, 19:30-21:00
Venue various locations in The National Art Center, Tokyo
Admission Free, registration required
In collaboration with NIHON SEKKEI, INC.
* In some areas photography is not allowed

■TOKYO_ANIMA! 2018

A showcase of Japanese animation. A total of 12 short works from young animation film creators' new and recent works will be screened. Do not miss this opportunity!

Date 5/26 (Sat), 5/27 (Sun)
* Starting times will be available on the website of TOKYO_ANIMA!
(http://www.tokyo-anima.com/).
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, 3F Auditorium
Admission Free(Numbered tickets will be passed out)
* Photography not allowed

■Artist Associations' Exhibitions

The 114th Taiheiyo Art Exhibition

Artworks genre printmaking, sculpture, painting, dyeing and weaving.
Date 5/16 (Wed) - 5/28 (Mon)
10:00-18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
* On the last day the exhibition closes at 15:00
* 5/18 (Fri) and 25 (Fri) open until 20:00
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Exhibition Galleries 1A-1D
Admission Adults and College students: 700 yen / Free for High school students and younger
* Free on Fridays after 17:00
Organized by The General Incorporated Association The Taiheiyo Art Association

The Japanese New Art - Craft Exhibition

Artworks genre crafts
Date 5/16 (Wed) - 5/27 (Sun)
10:00-18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Exhibition Galleries 3A, 3B
Admission Adults: 700 yen / College students, High school students, visitors over 65 years old: 400 yen / Younger than junior high school students: free
* On the occasion of the Roppongi Art Night 2018, on 5/26 (Sat) admission is free
Organized by The Japanese New Art - Craft Artists Association

Sanki Art Exhibition

Artworks genre painting, sculpture, craft and photography.
Date 5/16 (Wed) - 5/28 (Mon)
10:00-18:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
* On the last day final admission is 15:00
* 5/18 (Fri) and 25 (Fri) open until 20:00
* Open until 22:00 on 5/26 for Roppongi Art Night
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Exhibition Galleries 2A-2D
Admission Adults 700 yen / Free for College Students and younger
* On the occasion of the Roppongi Art Night 2018, on 5/26 (Sat) entry is free by presenting the Sankikai pamphlet.
* On the occasion of the Roppongi Art Night 2018, on 5/26 (Sat) entry is free after 18:00.
Organized by Sankikai

Music Concert (Shakuhachi and Shamisen’s ensemble)
“The heart of Japan” – entrusting the thoughts of my hometown to sound – Shakuhachi: Kandō Chikuzen; Shamisen: Baiseizan Katō, Jun Takahashi

The classical Japanese instruments the Shakuhachi and Shamisen pull at the hearts of Japanese people. Their sound and woven melodies evoke feelings of hardship, joy and healing, and memories of home. The tones produced by these classical instruments are nostalgic, warm and sad. Thoughts and feelings will be played with the Shakuhachi and Shamisen. The musician Chikuzen has been mastering the Shakuhachi’s sound for more than 40 years. This concert also took place in the U.S.A., and in every it deeply moved the audience’s heart. Encouraged by artistic efforts and with the belief that “Every moment that I am alive is on stage”, this “heart of Japan” was pieced together and is being greeted by great reactions.

Date 5/26 (Sat) 18:30-20:00 * Artworks on display from 5/23 (Wed)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 2A (inside the Sanki Art Exhibition Gallery)
Admission Free

Roppongi Art Night 2018, Main Program at the National Art Center, Tokyo

Kengo Kito 《hanging colors》, 《broken flowers》

A colorful textile waterfall, hanging colors accentuates the glass façade designed by Kisho Kurokawa. Tinted dreams are projected inside the building when natural light shines though the fabric during the daytime. The dreams remaining inside the building then burst out into the city as light at night.
In broken flowers, 5,000 hand mirrors cover the space in front of the main entrance of The National Art Center, Tokyo, onto which images of flowers are projected. These beautiful floral visuals simultaneously become a hollow dream and illusion.

Date 5/26 (Sat) 10:00- 5/27 (Sun) 18:00
* Artworks on display from 5/23 (Wed)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo
Admission Free
Artist Kengo Kito
* Photography allowed
 * The above image is for illustrative purposes only.

Roppongi Art Night 2018, Town Installations

Art Exhibition of People with Disabilities ー Dreaming ART Night

What is humanity? What is Art? Isn’t the strength of Art its ability to transcend nationality, gender, and all of the differences that we’ve inherited? I believe that coexistence begins when we are kind enough to grow close to one another while knowing each other’s differences. In this world we inhabit together, I aim to show the greatness of coexistence through art, in the hopes that this will continue beyond this one night, much like Japan’s history of peace. What do you think? What is Art to you? What do you think is essential to coexist?

Date 5/26 (Sat) 10:00-22:00, 5/27 (Sun) 10:00-18:00
* Artworks on display from 5/23 (Wed)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, 1F Lobby
Admission Free