previews

  • Roppongi Crossing 2016: “My Body, Your Voice”

    Mori Art Museum
    6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52/53F
    March 26 - July 10

    Curated by Natsumi Araki, Sunjung Kim, Keisuke Ozawa, and Wu Dar-Kuen

    For the fifth edition of Roppongi Crossing, the Mori Art Museum’s triennial assessment of contemporary Japanese art, a team of international curators will explore themes of identity and diversity, especially as they play out in new-media practices. The exhibition will feature twenty artists and collectives, including Futoshi Miyagi, known for investigating political tensions between Japan and the United States in such works as the multiplatform project American Boyfriend, 2012–, and Mari Katayama, whose photographs and installations reflect her experiences and fantasies as a young woman and double amputee living in a media-driven consumer society. In a country where the cultural discourse often turns to Japanese exceptionalism, the challenge for the exhibition will be whether it can reveal new possibilities for Japanese universality.