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Published: October 27 2021


OPEN SITE is a Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) open call program launched in 2016, and aims to build a platform that brings together projects focused on artistic expression across all genres. This year marked the sixth annual call for proposals, and a total of 153 applications were received. Following a strict selection process, successful candidates included four projects in the Exhibition category, three projects in the Performance category, and two projects in the dot category. Additional projects in the TOKAS Recommendation Program and the Art Mediation Program bring the total of projects to 11. All of the successful candidates exhibited a strong will and sense of freedom, along with an overflowing desire to share their projects with the world. We look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition and sharing them with you.

Period: [Part1] 2021/10/16(Sat) – 2021/11/21(Sun)
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo (2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Organizer: Tokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

[Opening Talk] Booking required / Available only in Japanese
Date: 10/16 (Sat) 16:00 - 17:00
Guest: KOBAYASHI Haruo (Director, blanClass)
Artists: YANG Ikumi, KIM Insook
*Online streaming will be scheduled.
[Exhibition] Admission free / No booking required except artist’s events
Date: 10/16 (Sat) - 11/21 (Sun)
Open Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed: Mondays

1. YANG Ikumi “When I quit eating tomato”
Yang will present a performance/installation starting from the presence/absence of bodies. Showing a “semi-outdoor living space” of a fictitious community, she will explore the multidimensional perspective created by the coexistence of people.
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2. KIM Insook “House to Home”
This photo and video installation is set in Seongbuk-dong in Seoul. It extends the concept of “the individual” to the family and to the community, and examines the ways in which urban communities build family-like relationships.
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[Performance] Admission paid / Booking required / Available only in Japanese
1. Ayaka Ono & Akira Nakazawa / Spacenotblank “Closed Circle”
This performance aims to convey meaning optimized for texts that are generated as a by-product of stage creation. This time, based on "Sharing Behavior" produced and performed in 2018 and 2019, they will try new discoveries by applying a new performance format to the past piece.
11/19 (Fri) 19:00 -
11/20 (Sat) 13:00 - / 17:00 -
11/21 (Sun) 14:00 -
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[dot] Admission free / No booking required except artists’ events
Open Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)

Date: 10/28 (Thu) - 11/3 (Wed) Closed: Mondays
OLYMPICNIC, a project carried out by Terada Eri and Moriyama Haruka, looks back over the past two Olympic years from various perspectives, through documentation, objects produced, and related materials.
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2. SUMIYOSHIYAMA Minori “Hitsudankai – From now/here, Silence”
Date: 11/10 (Wed) - 11/14 (Sun) *Closed at 17:00 on Sat and Sun
For five days, a total of 36 hours, Hitsudankai will be held in which participants communicate only by writing in complete silence. You are invited to share in tranquil time that accumulates as you watch, hear, and wait for silent voices from people you encounter by chance at the site.
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[TOKAS Art Mediation Program] Admission free / Booking required / Available only in Japanese
1. WADA Natsumi “Naïve realism”
How did the things we perceive as real become real, and who did we believe in order for them to emerge? This workshop investigates the formation of communities with others who do not share our perceptions, and the translation of worlds that we cannot perceive.
①10/21 (Thu) 13:00 - 15:00, 10/22 (Fri) 13:00 - 16:00
②10/23 (Sat) 13:00 - 15:00, 10/24 (Sun) 13:00 - 16:00
(Application period: until 10/6 (Wed). In case of too many applications, there will be a draw.)
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Part 1: 2021/10/16 (Sat) - 11/21 (Sun)
Part 2: 2021/12/4 (Sat) - 2022/1/16 (Sun)
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo (2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Exhibition: 4 / Performance: 3 / dot: 2 / TOKAS Recommendation Program: 1 / TOKAS Art Mediation Program: 1

Ticket booking: Please check from the link below for more details. Booking acceptance will be closed when the seats are fully booked, or two hours before each performance. https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/exhibition/2021/20211016-7058.html
*To know whether you need to book tickets, please check each event page.

TOKAS Hongo Access
2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
TEL: +81-(0)3-5689-5331 / FAX: +81-(0)3-5689-7501


Information Provided by: Tokyo Arts and Space

Period: October 16,2021 (Sat) 〜 November 21,2021 (Sun)
Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo

Last Updated on October 16 2021

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