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2018

MIDTOWN OPEN THE PARK 2018

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April 20(Fri) - May 27(Sun)

A refreshing breeze blows, and the early summer sun shines down. While enjoying art amid the verdant greenery, why not have a picnic beneath the blue sky? Koinobori carp streamers flying between the trees and brightly colored picnic sheets await your arrival.

Midpark Gallery ~Koinobori Collection~ Art Koinobori

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April 20(Fri) - May 6(Sun)

Around 80 artists and designers from across Japan and overseas, including art directors Katsumi Asaba and Kashiwa Sato, design the original Koinobori carp streamers under the theme of "Wishing a healthy growth of the children". Enjoy the incredible 80 Koinoboris as they flutter in the fresh breeze, right in the heart of Tokyo.

Crawling Through a Koinobori

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April 20(Fri) - May 6(Sun)

Our vivid Yuzen process printed silk Koinobori returns again this year, weighing in at 25m in length and with a diameter of 2.5m. Normally you see Koinobori flying up in the sky, but now you're going to crawl through it! Are you ready to take on this lunker?

Create Your Own Art Koinobori

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May 4(Fri) - May 5(Sat)

We will be holding a workshop during which you can create your own unique Art Koinobori. Presented with a pure white carp, it will be down to you and your brain to freely cover it in pictures or patterns. The whole thing will be overseen by Norio Fujishiro, a graphic designer active both in Japan and overseas.

Picnic Sheet Exhibition

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May 7(Mon) - May 27(Sun)

We will also be holding a Picnic Sheet Exhibition, featuring around 20 original picnic sheets from designers belonging to JAGDA (Japan Graphic Designers Association). This is the perfect event to enjoy the clement weather outdoors, during which you can actually sit or lay down on the colorfully designed picnic sheets.

Street Museum

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March 16(Fri) - May 27(Sun)

The "Tokyo Midtown Award" is a design and art competition intended to discover and support the young artists and designers responsible for the future. The holding of this "Street Museum" is to give the six winners from 2017 a chance to exhibit their latest works, six months on from winning the prize. During the second half of the exhibition, starting from April 16, you can enjoy a new story through the evolution of the composition of the pieces on display. Even better, we will have special workshops and open sessions by the artists in the Roppongi Art Night, that will be held on the last weekend of the exhibition.

Midpark Yoga

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April 21(Sat) - May 23(Wed)

Our outdoor yoga event returns to the schedule for this year, allowing participants to once again enjoy yoga while surrounded by fresh greenery. On the weekends we will hold morning yoga, giving you a chance to absorb the power of the sun, while on weekdays our night yoga will let you to experience deep relaxation while bathed in the lights of surrounding skyscrapers and Tokyo Tower. Enjoy a liberating yoga experience, surrounded by greenery and yet still in the heart of the metropolis.

Tokyo Midtown ARTWORKS

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Tokyo Midtown is also home to a variety of artwork that crosses national boundaries and genres, and includes pieces from world-renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda and Florian Claar. Take a stroll though the verdant greenery, and enjoy some art as you go!

The Glass that Gallé Adored — Glass from the Qing Imperial Collection

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April 25(Wed) - July 1(Sun)

The Qing Dynasty was an extraordinary period in the long history of Chinese glass. The great strides made during this period were due to the decision of the forth Qing emperor, Kangxi, to establish a glassworks inside the Forbidden City in 1696. His successor, Yongzheng, continued the project, which reached its peak during the reign of the sixth emperor, Qianlong. Qing glass treated transparency and opaqueness as equals and was imbued with great dignity. In this exhibition, we introduce Qing works with extraordinarily beautiful designs with works by Emile Gallé influenced by them.

Flower Art Award 2018 in Tokyo Midtown

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April 25(Wed) - April 29(Sun)

Flower art livens up urban spaces. The winner of this new-style flower contest will compete in the Concours International d’Art Floral de Doué en Anjou in France as the Japanese representative. Art in the 21st century is an essential part of a city. “Flower Art Award 2018 in Tokyo Midtown” presents art exhibits made of flowers and greenery at various spots in the public spaces of Tokyo Midtown bringing new sensations and emotions to those who come and share this urban space. The winner will compete on an international level in the French flower contest “Concours International d’Art Floral de Doué en Anjou”. Join us and create some exceptional flower exhibit suitable to this place. This is a chance to display your talents to the many people who come by Tokyo Midtown. We are looking forward to having many enthusiastic entries from artists who can lead the next generation.

JAGDA Outreach Exhibition Part 1 Masking Tape

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March 16(Fri) - April 22(Sun)

Masking tape designed from works by artists with disabilities. Proceeds will go to the Paralympians Association of Japan to support the artists and Paralympians through design’s power to connect. From 2018 to 2020, JAGDA will use the power of design to connect to support artists with disabilities and Paralympians over three years. As the first initiative under this program, this exhibition will feature masking tape, an everyday product that “connects” things, created by designers from works by artists with disabilities from the Able Art Company. They will be exhibited and sold for charity over the course of the year, at the Design Hub and other locations throughout Japan. Making use of their skills in this field, JAGDA designers will participate as volunteers. A usage fee will be paid to the artists. All proceeds from sales minus manufacturing costs will be donated to the Paralympians Association of Japan. We hope you will come to the exhibition and find something that you like.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition NEW PLANET PHOTO CITY -William Klein and Photographers Living in the 22nd Century-

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February 23(Fri) - June 10(Sun)

Through the expression of leading 20th century photographer William Klein and photographers from Asia, please take a look at this new adventure in visual communication toward the 22nd century. It will soon be two centuries since photography was invented. An astronomical number of photos have been produced in this period of nearly 200 years, drastic changes have occurred along with innovations in technology and networks. Leading 20th century photographer William Klein had a decisive influence on modern visual culture with his expression that went beyond genres such as photography, movies, design and fashion, and his works capturing the cities of the world. In this exhibition, we will introduce the city vision of Klein and photographers from Asia trying to examine greatly transcend the frames of conventional photos. Please take a look at this new adventure in visual communication which attempts to depict the heartbeat of future photo cities toward the 22nd century.

MIDTOWN OPEN THE PARK 2018

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April 20(Fri) - May 27(Sun)

A refreshing breeze blows, and the early summer sun shines down. While enjoying art amid the verdant greenery, why not have a picnic beneath the blue sky? Koinobori carp streamers flying between the trees and brightly colored picnic sheets await your arrival.

Midpark Gallery ~Koinobori Collection~ Art Koinobori

MORE INFORMATION

April 20(Fri) - May 6(Sun)

Around 80 artists and designers from across Japan and overseas, including art directors Katsumi Asaba and Kashiwa Sato, design the original Koinobori carp streamers under the theme of "Wishing a healthy growth of the children". Enjoy the incredible 80 Koinoboris as they flutter in the fresh breeze, right in the heart of Tokyo.

Crawling Through a Koinobori

MORE INFORMATION

April 20(Fri) - May 6(Sun)

Our vivid Yuzen process printed silk Koinobori returns again this year, weighing in at 25m in length and with a diameter of 2.5m. Normally you see Koinobori flying up in the sky, but now you're going to crawl through it! Are you ready to take on this lunker?

Create Your Own Art Koinobori

MORE INFORMATION

May 4(Fri) - May 5(Sat)

We will be holding a workshop during which you can create your own unique Art Koinobori. Presented with a pure white carp, it will be down to you and your brain to freely cover it in pictures or patterns. The whole thing will be overseen by Norio Fujishiro, a graphic designer active both in Japan and overseas.

Picnic Sheet Exhibition

MORE INFORMATION

May 7(Mon) - May 27(Sun)

We will also be holding a Picnic Sheet Exhibition, featuring around 20 original picnic sheets from designers belonging to JAGDA (Japan Graphic Designers Association). This is the perfect event to enjoy the clement weather outdoors, during which you can actually sit or lay down on the colorfully designed picnic sheets.

Street Museum

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March 16(Fri) - May 27(Sun)

The "Tokyo Midtown Award" is a design and art competition intended to discover and support the young artists and designers responsible for the future. The holding of this "Street Museum" is to give the six winners from 2017 a chance to exhibit their latest works, six months on from winning the prize. During the second half of the exhibition, starting from April 16, you can enjoy a new story through the evolution of the composition of the pieces on display. Even better, we will have special workshops and open sessions by the artists in the Roppongi Art Night, that will be held on the last weekend of the exhibition.

Midpark Yoga

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April 21(Sat) - May 23(Wed)

Our outdoor yoga event returns to the schedule for this year, allowing participants to once again enjoy yoga while surrounded by fresh greenery. On the weekends we will hold morning yoga, giving you a chance to absorb the power of the sun, while on weekdays our night yoga will let you to experience deep relaxation while bathed in the lights of surrounding skyscrapers and Tokyo Tower. Enjoy a liberating yoga experience, surrounded by greenery and yet still in the heart of the metropolis.

Tokyo Midtown ARTWORKS

MORE INFORMATION

Tokyo Midtown is also home to a variety of artwork that crosses national boundaries and genres, and includes pieces from world-renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda and Florian Claar. Take a stroll though the verdant greenery, and enjoy some art as you go!

The Glass that Gallé Adored — Glass from the Qing Imperial Collection

MORE INFORMATION

April 25(Wed) - July 1(Sun)

The Qing Dynasty was an extraordinary period in the long history of Chinese glass. The great strides made during this period were due to the decision of the forth Qing emperor, Kangxi, to establish a glassworks inside the Forbidden City in 1696. His successor, Yongzheng, continued the project, which reached its peak during the reign of the sixth emperor, Qianlong. Qing glass treated transparency and opaqueness as equals and was imbued with great dignity. In this exhibition, we introduce Qing works with extraordinarily beautiful designs with works by Emile Gallé influenced by them.

Flower Art Award 2018 in Tokyo Midtown

MORE INFORMATION

April 25(Wed) - April 29(Sun)

Flower art livens up urban spaces. The winner of this new-style flower contest will compete in the Concours International d’Art Floral de Doué en Anjou in France as the Japanese representative. Art in the 21st century is an essential part of a city. “Flower Art Award 2018 in Tokyo Midtown” presents art exhibits made of flowers and greenery at various spots in the public spaces of Tokyo Midtown bringing new sensations and emotions to those who come and share this urban space. The winner will compete on an international level in the French flower contest “Concours International d’Art Floral de Doué en Anjou”. Join us and create some exceptional flower exhibit suitable to this place. This is a chance to display your talents to the many people who come by Tokyo Midtown. We are looking forward to having many enthusiastic entries from artists who can lead the next generation.

JAGDA Outreach Exhibition Part 1 Masking Tape

MORE INFORMATION

March 16(Fri) - April 22(Sun)

Masking tape designed from works by artists with disabilities. Proceeds will go to the Paralympians Association of Japan to support the artists and Paralympians through design’s power to connect. From 2018 to 2020, JAGDA will use the power of design to connect to support artists with disabilities and Paralympians over three years. As the first initiative under this program, this exhibition will feature masking tape, an everyday product that “connects” things, created by designers from works by artists with disabilities from the Able Art Company. They will be exhibited and sold for charity over the course of the year, at the Design Hub and other locations throughout Japan. Making use of their skills in this field, JAGDA designers will participate as volunteers. A usage fee will be paid to the artists. All proceeds from sales minus manufacturing costs will be donated to the Paralympians Association of Japan. We hope you will come to the exhibition and find something that you like.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition NEW PLANET PHOTO CITY -William Klein and Photographers Living in the 22nd Century-

MORE INFORMATION

February 23(Fri) - June 10(Sun)

Through the expression of leading 20th century photographer William Klein and photographers from Asia, please take a look at this new adventure in visual communication toward the 22nd century. It will soon be two centuries since photography was invented. An astronomical number of photos have been produced in this period of nearly 200 years, drastic changes have occurred along with innovations in technology and networks. Leading 20th century photographer William Klein had a decisive influence on modern visual culture with his expression that went beyond genres such as photography, movies, design and fashion, and his works capturing the cities of the world. In this exhibition, we will introduce the city vision of Klein and photographers from Asia trying to examine greatly transcend the frames of conventional photos. Please take a look at this new adventure in visual communication which attempts to depict the heartbeat of future photo cities toward the 22nd century.

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