Overview / Access / Admission

The "SUNSHOWER" exhibition in Tokyo closed on Monday, October 23, 2017. The exhibition is touring to Fukuoka Asian Art Museum from Friday, November 3 to Monday, December 25, 2017.

With its total population counting around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain falling from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently-seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever in scale, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since 1980s from 9 different perspectives. It aims to showcase its inconceivable dynamism of Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new.

Period

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Monday, October 23, 2017

Venues

  • The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
    7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (10:00-21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
    * Admission until 30 minutes before closing
    * On 9.30 [Sat] & 10.1 [Sun] open until 22:00 due to "Roppongi Art Night 2017." (admission until 21:30)
    Closed on Tuesdays

  • Mori Art Museum
    53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150

    Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (10:00-17:00 on Tuesdays)
    * Admission until 30 minutes before closing
    * On 9.30 [Sat] open until 6:00 the following morning due to "Roppongi Art Night 2017." (admission until 5:30)
    Open everyday

Organizers

The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum; The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Co-organizers

The Asahi Shimbun, The Tokyo Shimbun, Nikkei Inc., The Mainichi Newspapers, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK

In Association with

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Tokyo; Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Tokyo, Japan; Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in Japan; Embassy of Malaysia, Tokyo; Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Tokyo; Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Tokyo, Japan; Embassy of the Republic of Singapore; Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo; Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Japan

Corporate Sponsors

OBAYASHI CORPORATION, transcosmos inc., WEARNES, SUMITOMO CORPORATION

Support

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD., Thai Airways International, Champagne Pommery

Patrons

Tan Leon, Yaw Chee Ming, Jim Thompson Art Center, DC Collection Thailand, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), anonymous

beyond2020

This exhibition is certified by beyond2020.

Curatorial Team

[ The National Art Center, Tokyo ]
Yoneda Naoki (Curator) / Kida Sayuri (Associate Curator) / Mukasa Yuiko (Assistant Curator) / Minami Yusuke (Director, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Former Deputy Director, The National Art Center, Tokyo)


[ Mori Art Museum ]
Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator) / Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator) / Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator) / Araki Natsumi (Curator) / Kondo Kenichi (Curator) / Tsubaki Reiko (Curator)


[ Independent Curators from Southeast Asia ]
Merv Espina (Artist / Curator, The Philippines) / Vera Mey (Curator, Singapore) / Ong Jo-Lene (Curator, Malaysia) / Grace Samboh (Curator, Indonesia)

Inquiries

+81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

Exhibition Touring

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / Friday, November 3, 2017 - Monday, December 25, 2017

Access

The National Art Center, Tokyo

  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line "Nogizaka Station" Exit 6 (direct access to the museum)
  • 4-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line "Roppongi Station" Exit 7
  • 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line "Roppongi Station" Exit 4a

Mori Art Museum (To Roppongi Hills)

  • 0-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line "Roppongi Station" Exit 1C (direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)
  • 4-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line "Roppongi Station" Exit 3
map

Admission (Tax included)

Ticket for both venues

(both The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum)

 

Day Ticket

Advance Ticket

Adult

1,800 yen

1,600 yen

Student (College / University)

800 yen

600 yen

Ticket for single venue

(either The National Art Center, Tokyo or Mori Art Museum)

 

Day Ticket

Group Ticket

Adult

1,000 yen

800 yen

Student (College / University)

500 yen

300 yen

  • * All students: Please present some form of valid student ID. Those up to highschool and less than 18 years of age will be free of admission fee upon presenting a valid form of ID.
  • * Disabled persons (plus one accompanied person) will be free of admission fee upon presenting Disabled Person's Handbook or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
  • * "Group" admission rate is applied to a party of more than 20 persons for The National Art Center, Tokyo and 15 for Mori Art Museum. Group Tickets are sold at each facility.
  • * A "Ticket for Both Venues" is valid only on the day of purchase for admission to the venue of purchase, while valid for admission to the other venue during the exhibition period.
  • * Advance Ticket ("Ticket for both venues" only) on sale from Monday, May 15 until Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
  • * "ATRo Savings" (200 yen off) are applied to those who show ticket stubs of the exhibition held at the Suntory Museum of Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo and Mori Art Museum (Only single ticket stubs of The National Art Center, Tokyo/ Mori Art Museum are valid).
  • * Please inquire each facility for other discounts.
  • * Additional entrance fee to facilities adjacent to the Mori Art Museum (i.e. Tokyo City View observation deck, Sky Deck and Mori Arts Center Gallery) is required.
Purchase Here / Online Ticket *In Japanese-language only