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Tokyo Contemporary Art Museums and Galleries

Tokyo Contemporary Art Museums and Galleries

Distance: 17.93 km ( 11.14 miles )  Duration: 2-3 days   Last Updated: 10 Dec 2019
An excellent walk added by Suzanne L Davey it's in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
This trail is all about contemporary art in Tokyo. The trail highlights some of Tokyos leading art museums and galleries with a focus on contemporary art in all media.
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is the largest modern/contemporary art museum in Japan. The temporary exhibition galleries present exhibitions centered around contemporary art, including architecture, fashion, design, etc. The MOT Collection exhibition galleries present exhibitions of work drawn from over 5,000 works of art collected for their historical significance or because they are by young artists representative of the current art scene. The Atrium,with its extremely high ceilings, shows spectacular installations.




Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

The Mori Art Museum features exciting and ambitious contemporary art exhibitions, ranging from multi media installations to comics, animated feature films, movies, fashion, and design along with an extensive art collection. Its approximately 1,000 square meters of galleries are located in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower with its 52F observatory providing unrivalled 360 degree views of the metropolis.


Distance from previous hotspot: 11.85 km ( 7.36 miles )

Wako Works of Art

Wako Works of Art

Located close to the Mori Art Museum Wako Works of Art presents international and local conceptual art and artists . The gallery represents notable names such as Gerhard Richter and Wolfgang Tillmans, as well as homegrown talents including Shizuka Yokomizo and Noritoshi Hirakawa. The gallery has been active in the introduction of works by important artists who have not been shown in Japan eg Fiona Tan. In addition, the gallery sees to the translation and publication of critical texts and interviews pertaining to its represented artists.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.00 km ( 0.00 miles )

21_21 Design Sight

21_21 Design Sight

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT was born as a venue to redirect our eyes to everyday things and events, and to create various proposals and communicate numerous discoveries from the design point of view. It is directed by three of Japan’s most famous designers Issey Miyake, Taku Satoh and Naoto Fukasawa and its ambitious exhibitions, events and workshops strive to transcend preconceived categories and expectations of what design should be. Opened in 2007, this sleek, angular Tadao Ando designed building is now one of Tokyo’s signature works of architecture: two triangular shards of steel-reinforced concrete and glass that rise up out of the ground, conveying lightness and poise. The design was inspired by Issey Miyake’s A-POC (A Piece of Cloth) concept.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.57 km ( 1.60 miles )

Kaikai Kiki Gallery

Kaikai Kiki Gallery

Kaikai Kiki Gallery was founded by the artist Takashi Murakami. It presents exhibitions by resident Kaikai Kiki artists, and also international figures like Mark Grotjahn, Matthew Monahan, Seonna Hong, and Friedrich Kunath. They invite artists both in and outside of Japan to exhibit, with the aim of creating new and deeper links between art and the world at large. The company has offices in Tokyo and New York as well as affiliates in Berlin and Taiwan.


Distance from previous hotspot: 3.51 km ( 2.18 miles )













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