Find out what the Japanese art scene is all about, and see a few international faces at Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt.

In order to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Mori Art Museum is continuing the celebrations with its returning exhibition, Roppongi Crossing. Held every three years since 2004, this exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the current Japanese art scene: it’s a chance for new artists to present their works, and also an opportunity for well-known, successful artists to showcase.

This fourth installation of Roppongi Crossing will explore the “current state” of Japanese contemporary art, referencing history and global perspectives, obviously reflecting the social awareness that has been raised since the Great East Japan Earthquake and its aftermath. Aptly titled “Out of Doubt,” the event will raise questions concerning the kind of productive debate we can generate from the uncertainty cast over accepted notions and existing systems in the shadow of 3/11.

The exhibition will feature 29 artists and groups and focus on artists born in the 1970s and 1980s. An attempt will also be made to cross generations, and also break cultural barriers by including expatriate Japanese artists and those of Japanese descent. Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt promises to examine the present state of contemporary arts, and also to provide the impetus for opening up new possibilities.

As usual, Mori Art Museum never disappoints, and if you missed the exquisite Love Exhibit, here’s a chance to discover new artists and to look into a theme that seems fitting for all the events that have been shaking Japan lately.

Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt

When: September 21, 2013 – January 13, 2014

Where: Mori Art Museum (see map)

How much: ¥1,500 (adults)/¥1,000 (students)/¥500 (children)

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Main image: Yukinori Yanagi, “Eurasia” (2001)

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