Due to the concerns over the outbreak of Covid-19, Roppongi Art Night 2021 scheduled for September 23–26 has been postponed. The future schedule is undecided at this time. Updates will be announced on the official website.
After an unfortunate cancellation due to coronavirus last year, the (normally) annual arts festival Roppongi Art Night is returning this September with Takashi Murakami at the helm. His new balloon sculptures – 10-meter tall Doraemon decorated with his signature splashy colors, made in collaboration with MADSAKI – will be on display at Roppongi Hills Arena, Tokyo Midtown and the National Arts Center, Tokyo.
He has recruited a number of other contemporary artists to create their own versions of the Asian pop icon Doraemon, to enliven the Roppongi area. The lineup ranges from delicate illustrators like Aya Takano and Emi Kuraya, to ceramicists like Otani Workshop, to relatively new faces in the Kaikai Kiki group like ob and Yuta Hosokawa.
All works are up for contactless viewing. Venues include: Roppongi Hills Arena; Tokyo Midtown; the National Arts Center, Tokyo; 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT; Suntory Museum of Art; Mori Hills; and the Mori Art Museum. To minimize crowds, select works will be up for view starting September 11.
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