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OPEN SITE 6 Part 2
Published: December 04 2021

OPEN SITE 6 Part 2

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. Following Part 1 which is held until 11/21 (Sun), Part 2 will start from 12/4 (Sat)! In Part 2, solo exhibitions by Elena Knox and Hala Saori, performances by KYICC 2021 Committee and Shikichi Osamu + Hayakawa Hanako, and a sound installation by Bandoh Yuta, Fuzuki Yumi will be held. 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: 2021/12/4 (Sat) - 2022/1/16 (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: 12/4 (Sat) 16:00 - 17:00
Guest: HATANAKA Minoru (Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC])
Artists: Elena KNOX, HALA Saori
*Online streaming will be scheduled.
[Exhibition] Admission free / No booking required except artists’ events
Date: 12/4 (Sat) - 1/16 (Sun)
Open Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed: Mondays (except 1/10), 12/27 (Mon) - 2022/1/3 (Mon), 1/11 (Tue)

1. Elena KNOX “Actroid Series II”
This exhibition focuses on talking robots and virtual assistants working at the reception. Digital portraits that embed an organic male gaze into robots modelled after young women critique the subtle takeover of society by patriarchal surveillance in the form of quasi-feminine technologies.
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2. HALA Saori “Odd Apples”
Based on the research on the theme of “physical collectivity” in contemporary society, Hala presents a video installation in which artificial intelligence is trained to learn the movements of a specific dancer, and the details of habit and appearance are analyzed, quantified, and reconstructed.
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[Performance] Admission paid / Booking required / Available only in Japanese
1. KYICC 2021 Committee “Keiko Yoneda International Composers’ Competition 2021”
An international composition contest will be held as a memorial to an imaginary figure named “Keiko Yoneda.” Presenting works with honors and monetary awards in the name of a fictitious individual emphasizes the inherently constructed nature of competitive systems.
12/11 (Sat) 16:00 - 19:00
*Live streaming is available

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2. SHIKICHI Osamu + HAYAKAWA Hanako “dragging”
Focusing on the movement called “dragging,” this work tries to connect the body and dance to be demonstrated in public space. Simultaneous performances on TOKAS, on the street, and online highlight the different character of each space.
12/17 (Fri) 16:00 - 17:00
12/18 (Sat) 16:00 - 17:00 *Talk
12/19 (Sun) 16:00 - 17:00

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[TOKAS Recommendation Program] Admission free / No booking required

1. BANDOH Yuta, FUZUKI Yumi “Voices on-site”
Date: 12/24 (Sat) - 2022/1/16 (Sun) Open Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry 18:30)
Closed: 12/27 (Mon) - 1/3 (Mon), 1/11 (Tue)
This sound installation by a poet Fuzuki Yumi and a composer Bandoh Yuta builds on multifarious properties of words and voices, stories and songs, speakers, styles and texts. Individual narrators strangely overlap and mysteriously resonate, despite occupying different times and situations.
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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

For further info (Detailed for all projects and the ticket booking):

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: December 4,2021 (Sat) 〜 January 16,2022 (Sun)
Hours: 11:00 - 19:00 (Performances and Art Mediation Program vary based on the programs)
Closed: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27-1/3, 1/11
Venue: Tokyo Arts and Space Hong

Last Updated on December 04 2021

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