Programs

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.

Program Categories

ART

Exhibition Related Programs

Through art, we experience and learn.

SEA

SEA Programs

Learn more about the cultures and histories of Southeast Asia.

Venues

NACT

The National Art Center, Tokyo

MAM

Mori Art Museum

OTHERS

Other venues

Calendar

Notes on Bookings

Opening Programs


ARTNACT

Performance AMNESIA by Melati Suryodarmo

Melati Suryodarmo from Indonesia presents her performance AMNESIA as a part of her work with the themes of memories and identity issues in the gallery.

Performer

Melati Suryodarmo

Date & Time

13:00-18:00, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Admission

Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)

Booking

Not required

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

Organizers

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

Melati Suryodarmo AMNESIA

Melati Suryodarmo
AMNESIA
2016

Performance view: Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2016


ARTMAM

Talk Session "40 Years in Southeast Asia through the Eyes of an Artist"

The participating artists will discuss about the relationship between contemporary art of Southeast Asia – from 1980s to now – and our society, in their point of view.

  • * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

Speakers

Sopheap Pich, Moelyono, Mella Jaarsma, Surasi Kusolwong

Moderator

Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-21:00, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30) *The program has ended.

Venue

Auditorium, Mori Art Museum

Capacity

80 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

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

Grant

THE TOKYO CLUB

 

ARTNACT

Symposium "How Has Contemporary Art Represented Southeast Asia?"

The exhibition "SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now" intends to examine the development of contemporary art in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region since the end of the 1980s, alongside key words emblematic in generational and regional terms.


The political, economic and social developments may vary by country, but what all these nations have in common is enormous change that began with post-World War II decolonization as they modernize and democratize, and in more recent years experiencing accelerated economic progress, investment, and urban development.


In this program, as well as reassessing the world through the lens of Southeast Asian contemporary art, primarily by posing the question "How has contemporary art represented Southeast Asia?," scholars, curators and artists of Southeast Asian contemporary art will discuss the works of the artists from a myriad of backgrounds showcased in the exhibition and how they have confronted different events in society as they pursue their practices.

  • * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
  • T. K. Sabapathy

    T. K. Sabapathy

  • Nakao Tomomichi

    Nakao Tomomichi

  • Reuben Keehan

    Reuben Keehan
    (photo: Mark Sherwood)

  • June Yap

    June Yap

  • David Teh

    David Teh
    (photo: Alex Davies)

  • Takamori Nobuo

    Takamori Nobuo

  • Leonhard Bartolomeus

    Leonhard Bartolomeus

  • Erin Gleeson

    Erin Gleeson
    (photo: Prum Ero)

  • Siddharta Perez

    Siddharta Perez

  • Yap Sau Bin

    Yap Sau Bin

  • Ogawa Nozomu

    Ogawa Nozomu

Appearing

T. K. Sabapathy (Art historian), Nakao Tomomichi (Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum), Reuben Keehan (Curator of Asian Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art), June Yap (Curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP 2013 Exhibition "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia"), David Teh (Curator / Researcher at The National University of Singapore, specializing in Southeast Asian contemporary art), Takamori Nobuo (Curator, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts), Leonhard Bartolomeus (Curator, ruangrupa / Lecturer, Jakarta Arts Institute), Erin Gleeson (Director, Sa Sa Bassac), Siddharta Perez (Assistant Curator, NUS Museum Singapore / Co-Founder of curatorial team Planting Rice, The Philippines), Yap Sau Bin (Specialist, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University), Ogawa Nozomu (Director, Art Center Ongoing), Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), Yoneda Naoki (Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)

Date & Time

10:00-17:30, Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Registration: 9:45) *The program has ended.


  • 10:00 Start
  • 10:05-10:25Introduction: Kataoka Mami
  • 10:30-11:30Keynote Speech: T. K. Sabapathy
  • 11:30-11:45Q&A
  • 11:45-13:00Lunch Break
  • 13:00-15:00Session 1 "Fluid World"
    Panels: Nakao Tomomichi, Reuben Keehan, June Yap
    Discussant: David Teh, Takamori Nobuo
    Moderator: Kataoka Mami
  • 15:10-17:10Session 2 "What Is Art? Why Do It?"
    Panels:Leonhard Bartolomeus, Erin Gleeson, Siddharta Perez
    Discussant:Yap Sau Bin, Ogawa Nozomu
    Moderator:Yoneda Naoki
  • 17:10-17:30Wrap-up Discussion
  • 17:30 Close

Venue

Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo

Capacity

250 (booking required)

Admission

Free

Booking

here

Inquiries

About the program and booking:

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Other inquiries:

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

Organizers

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

Grant

THE TOKYO CLUB


ARTMAM

Artists' Relay Talk "MY WORK"

The participating artists will talk about their artworks in the exhibition.

* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

Date & Time

13:00-18:00, Sunday, July 9, 2017 (Doors open: 12:30) *The program has ended.


  • 13:00-14:15
    Talk #1 "The Gift of Time: Intergenerational Dynamics in Southeast Asia Art"
    Speakers: Vandy Rattana, Chuah Chong Yong, Navin Rawanchaikul
    Moderator: Ong Jo-Lene (Independent Curator)
  • 14:30-15:30
    Talk #2 "Why and What Do Artists Share?"
    Speakers: Melati Suryodarmo, Mit Jai Inn
    Moderator: Grace Samboh (Independent Curator)
  • 15:45-16:45
    Talk #3 "The Architecture of the Mind"
    Speakers: Anggun Priambodo, Shoosie Sulaiman
    Moderator: Vera Mey (Independent Curator)
  • 17:00-18:00
    Talk #4 "Canned Heat and Cannibalism"
    Speakers: Lyra Garcellano, Poodien
    Moderator: Merv Espina (Artist, Independent Curator)

Venue

Auditorium, Mori Art Museum

Capacity

80 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

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

Grant

THE TOKYO CLUB

 

General Programs


ARTMAM

Artists' Talk "MY WORK"

Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris will talk about their commissioned work Sunshower (2017) and Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they are currently based.

  • * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

Speakers

Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris

Discussant

Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-20:30, Monday, July 10, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30) *The program has ended.

Venue

Auditorium, Mori Art Museum

Capacity

80 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

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

Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris / Drawing for Sunshower

Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris
Drawing for Sunshower
2017

Courtesy: Kick the Machine Films


Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris / Drawing for Sunshower

Apichatpong Weerasethakul + Chai Siris
Drawing for Sunshower
2017

Courtesy: Kick the Machine Films


ARTMAM

Talk Session "All about My Southeast Asia"


PART I "What Did You Do in Southeast Asia? [Curators' Edition]"

Japanese curators with experience staging exhibitions in Southeast Asia gather to reflect on the backgrounds and concepts of the shows they have worked on, and discuss, among other things, what they have come to realize about the relationship between Southeast Asian and Japanese contemporary art.

* Conducted in Japanese

Speakers

Iida Shihoko (Independent Curator; Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts), Hattori Hiroyuki (Independent Curator; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts, Akita University of Art; Director, Art Lab Aichi), Hirano Mayumi (Director, Exhibition & Education Program, 98B COLLABoratory)

Moderator

Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)

  • Iida Shihoko

    Iida Shihoko

  • Hattori Hiroyuki

    Hattori Hiroyuki

  • Hirano Mayumi

    Hirano Mayumi


PART II "What Did You Do in Southeast Asia? [Artists' Edition]"

Artists with experience making and exhibiting works in Southeast Asia such as Thailand, the Philippines gather for a freestyle discussion on the inspiration gained there, and to share interesting experiences.

* Conducted in Japanese

Speakers

Shiga Lieko (Artist), Miyagi Futoshi (Artist), Wada Masahiro (Artist)

Moderator

Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)

  • Shiga Lieko

    Shiga Lieko

  • Miyagi Futoshi

    Miyagi Futoshi

  • Wada Masahiro

    Wada Masahiro


Date & Times

14:00-17:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.

PART I 14:00-15:30

PART II 16:00-17:30

Venue

Auditorium, Mori Art Museum

Capacity

80 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum


Gallery Talks by Curators

Talks by the exhibition curators conducted in a gallery-tour format.

* Conducted in Japanese

Capacity

20 each (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis on the day of gallery talk)

  • * Please come to the entrance of the exhibition gallery directly.

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the venue required)

Organizers

The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum

"Gallery Tour" at "Dinh Q. Lê," 2015 / Photo: Mikuriya Shinichir

"Gallery Tour" at "Dinh Q. Lê," 2015

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichir
* Referential image


ARTMAM

Talk #1 "Under the Global Spotlight: Thai Contemporary Art As Seen in Jungles and Meditation"

Speaker

Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-20:00, Friday, July 28, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Click here for overview.

 

ARTMAM

Talk #2 "Indonesian Art That Survives through Development and Multiculturalism"

Speaker

Kumakura Haruko (Assistant Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-20:00, Friday, August 4, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Click here for overview.

 

ARTNACT

Talk #3 "Art Archives of Southeast Asia"

Speaker

Kida Sayuri (Associate Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)

Date & Time

14:00-15:00, Friday, August 18, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686


Click here for overview.

 

ARTMAM

Talk #4 "Pop and Spirituality"

Speaker

Tsubaki Reiko (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-20:00, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


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ARTMAM

Talk #5 "What Lies Deep beneath Colorful and Serious Expression"

Speaker

Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

14:00-15:00, Saturday, September 2, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Click here for overview.

 

ARTNACT

Talk #6 "History and Identity in Singaporean Art"

Speaker

Mukasa Yuiko (Assistant Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)

Date & Time

14:00-15:00, Friday, September 15, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686


Click here for overview.

 

ARTMAM

Talk #7 "Southeast Asian History and Intergenerational Dialogue"

Speaker

Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

14:00-15:00, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Click here for overview.

 

ARTNACT

Talk #8 "Plants and Foods"

Speaker

Yoneda Naoki (Curator, The National Art Center, Tokyo)

Date & Time

14:00-15:00, Saturday, September 30, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686


Click here for overview.

 

ARTMAM

Talk #9 "On the Road in Southeast Asia"

Speaker

Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time

19:00-20:00, Friday, October 6, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp


Click here for overview.

 

ARTMAM

Kids' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"

In this program, participants get to meet face-to-face with a contemporary artist as we welcome one of the "SUNSHOWER" artists, Thailand's Dusadee Huntrakul. Listen to the artist talk about his artwork, learn about the thought process behind its creation, and eat the Thai dish "pad thai," one of the memories of his family from when he was a child. At the end of the program, all participants, including kids, teens and seniors, will come together to share their thoughts in their own words across generations.

  • * Conducted in Japanese

Appearing

Dusadee Huntrakul

Dates & Times

Day 1: 14:00-16:00, Thursday, August 10, 2017 *The program has ended.

Day 2: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Teens' Program" and "Seniors' Program.") *The program has ended.


  • * Before booking, please note that participants must attend the 2 days of the program.

Venue

Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills

Requirement

Kids (ages 9-12)

Capacity

Approximately 15 (booking required, determined by lottery)

Admission

Free

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • * The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by E-mail: between Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14, 2017.

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum

Photo: Naruebas Vadvaree

Photo: Naruebas Vadvaree


ARTMAM

Teens' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"

In this program, participants get to meet face-to-face with a contemporary artist as we welcome one of the "SUNSHOWER" artists, Thailand's Dusadee Huntrakul. Listen to the artist talk about his artwork, learn about the thought process behind its creation, and eat the Thai dish "pad thai," one of the memories of his family from when he was a child. At the end of the program, all participants, including kids, teens and seniors, will come together to share their thoughts in their own words across generations.

  • * Conducted in Japanese

Appearing

Dusadee Huntrakul

Dates & Times

Day 1: 10:30-14:00, Monday, August 7, 2017 *The program has ended.

Day 2: 13:30-16:00, Friday, August 11, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Seniors' Program.") *The program has ended.

Day 3: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12, 2017 (*Program will be partly shared with the "Kids' Program" and "Seniors' Program.") *The program has ended.


  • * Before booking, please note that participants must attend all 3 days of the program.

Venue

Mori Art Museum / Roppongi Hills

For

Teens (ages 13-19)

Capacity

Approximately 15 (booking required, determined by lottery)

Admission

Free

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - Monday, July 31, 2017

  • * The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by E-mail: between Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum

View of Teens' Program "Meet the Artist" at "N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey" exhibition in 2017

Teens' Program "Meet the Artist" at "N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey," 2017

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro
* Referential image


ARTMAM

Seniors' Program "Meet the Artist Together with People of Various Generations"

In this program, participants get to meet face-to-face with a contemporary artist as we welcome one of the "SUNSHOWER" artists, Thailand's Dusadee Huntrakul. Listen to the artist talk about his artwork, learn about the thought process behind its creation, and eat the Thai dish "pad thai," one of the memories of his family from when he was a child. At the end of the program, all participants, including kids, teens and seniors, will come together to share their thoughts in their own words across generations.

* Conducted in Japanese

Appearing

Dusadee Huntrakul

Dates & Times

Day 1: 13:30-16:00, Friday, August 11 (* Program will be partly shared with the "Teens' Program.") *The program has ended.

Day 2: 11:30-14:00, Saturday, August 12 (* Program will be partly shared with the "Kids' Program" and "Teens' Program.") *The program has ended.


  • * Before booking, please note that participants must attend both 2 days of the program.

Venue

Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills

For

Those considering themselves as "seniors"

Capacity

Approximately 15 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for Day 1 for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum

Photo: Naruebas Vadvaree

Photo: Naruebas Vadvaree


ARTNACT

Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People

A workshop for people from various backgrounds and disabilities to join others and discuss their impressions and thoughts about the "SUNSHOWER" exhibition. Teams of about seven people will come together for about 2 hours to talk freely about the exhibition exploring the concept of "What you see" and "What you can not see." The program is accessible to all, with or without disabilities.

* Conducted in Japanese

Date & Times

Saturday, September 9, 2017 *The program has ended.

#1 13:00-15:00

#2 17:00-19:00

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E and Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo

For

General public

Capacity

14 each (booking required)

Admission

Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)

  • * 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.

Booking

Advance registration is necessary. Application to be sent by email to sunshower-pp@nact.jp. Please ensure you include all information below in your application. The subject of the E-mail should be "Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People".


  1. Desired attendance time as stated above.
  2. Your name, age
  3. Telephone number
  4. E-mail address
  5. Number of people wishing to participate
  6. Name and age of everyone participating
  7. Please inform us of any disabilities and classifications of all particpants
  8. Participation motive

Booking (Entry) period: Tuesday, July 4 - 12 midday, Wednesday, August 30.


  • * If you require assistance from the station please include details in the application E-mail.
  • * If you wish to participate to this program with your assistance dog, please let us know in the application E-mail.
  • * If there are a large number of applicants, we will conduct a lottery to choose participants.
  • * We will contact you by E-mail after August 31 regarding participation.

Inquiries

Section of Education and Public Programs, The National Art Center, Tokyo (10:00-18:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6812-9916

E-mail: sunshower-pp@nact.jp

Organizer

The National Art Center, Tokyo

Cooperation

Verbal Imaging Museum Tour with Visually Impaired People

 


ARTMAM

Verbal Imaging Tour

A tour in which the visually impaired can explore the exhibition through dialogue with museum staff in essence, but open to general public.

* Conducted in Japanese

Date & Time

10:00-12:00, Thursday, October 19, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

For

General public

Capacity

10 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

  • * 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.

Booking

here

  • * or via Mori Art Museum Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum

"Verbal Imaging Tour" at "Go-Betweens," 2014 / Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

"Verbal Imaging Tour" at "Go-Betweens," 2014

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro
* Referential image


ARTMAM

Sign Language Tour

A tour for enjoying the exhibition using the Japanese sign language and words. Open to those who don't use sign language, too.

* Conducted in Japanese

Date & Time

15:00-16:30, Thursday, October 19, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

For

General public

Capacity

10 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

  • * Participants who are disabled people with ID booklets (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free.

Booking

here

  • * or via Mori Art Museum fax: +81-(0)3-6406-9351

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizer

Mori Art Museum

"Sign Language Tour" at "Go-Betweens," 2014 / Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

"Sign Language Tour" at "Go-Betweens," 2014

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro
* Referential image


ARTNACT

SUNSHOWER Student Workshop

The "SUNSHOWER" exhibition showcases a wonderful selection of contemporary art from the 10 ASEAN countries. This exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity to discuss the trends of contemporary art in Southeast Asia. At the National Art Center, a student from Southeast Asia studying in Japan and a Japanese college student will review the "SUNSHOWER" exhibition and hold a workshop talking about the contemporary art scene in Southeast Asia from their different vantage points.

* Conducted in Japanese and English (with Japanese-English sequential interpretation)

Date & Time

11:00-16:00, Monday, September 18, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Special Exhibition Gallery 2E and Multipurpose room (Annex, 3F), The National Art Center, Tokyo

For

  • University students and graduate students from Southeast Asia who are studying in Japan
  • University students and graduate students from Japan

Capacity

20 (10 students from Southeast Asia plus 10 students from Japan, booking required, first-come-first-served basis)

  • * Booking for Japanese students is closed.

Admission

Free

Booking

Application to be sent by email to sunshower-pp@nact.jp. Please ensure you include all information below in your application. The subject of the E-mail should be "SUNSHOWER Student Workshop".


  1. Your name (native language)
  2. Your name (alphabetical)
  3. Age
  4. Country, Hometown
  5. Name of Institution, Department, Grade
  6. Telephone number
  7. E-mail address
  8. (1) Japanese language level, (2) English language level
  9. Participation motive

Booking (Entry) deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 12 midday Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12 midday


  • * Lunch will be provided. If you have any food allergies etc, please let us know in the application e-mail.
  • * Personal information that you provide will only be used for this workshop and will not be used for any other purpose.

Inquiries

Section of Education and Public Programs, The National Art Center, Tokyo (10:00-18:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6812-9916

E-mail: sunshower-pp@nact.jp

Organizers

The National Art Center, Tokyo

 


ARTMAM

Community Engagement Program
"SUNSHOWER" Exhibition x Funakoshi Masayo Green Asia Culinary Delight "Sacred Food" - Roppongi Art Night Version

As part of the "Community Engagement Program" hosted by Roppongi Hills & Mori Art Museum, the "Sacred Food" event held in July will be recreated just for one night during Roppongi Art Night. Funakoshi Masayo, known for her fusion of food, culture, art, and design, will be serving dishes inspired by artists currently participating in the "SUNSHOWER" exhibition. Enjoy Southeast Asian cuisine while watching the short film documenting the July event.

* Conducted in Japanese

Supervised by

Funakoshi Masayo

Dishes served by

Green Asia

Date & Time

Saturday, September 30, 2017 3 rounds *The program has ended.
#1 20:00-
#2 22:00-
#3 24:00-

  • * Multiple seatings
  • * Registration will start from 15 minutes prior to starting time of each round.
  • * This program is not served in buffet style.

Venue

Green Asia (B1F, Hillside, Roppongi Hills)

Capacity

50 for each round (booking required)

  • * If number of bookings does not reach the capacity by the date of the event, however, we'd accept entries for each round.

Admission

2,000 yen (Including 1 drink, additional payment needed for other drinks)

Booking

here

  • * Please book from "EventRegist." To use the "EventRegist," you need to first create your account.
  • * We do not accept cancellations, and no refunds can be made.

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

Mori Art Museum, Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Community Engagement Program "Sacred Food," July 6, 2017Community Engagement Program "Sacred Food," July 6, 2017Community Engagement Program "Sacred Food," July 6, 2017

Community Engagement Program "Sacred Food," July 6, 2017

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

* Referential image


ARTMAM

Lecture "Difficult Comparisons: Surveys, Themes, and Other Ways of Curating Southeast Asia"

University of the Philippines Professor Patrick D. Flores, who has been surveying the state of contemporary art and curating in the Southeast Asian region for many years, will discuss on “SUNSHOWER” exhibition in comparison with other exhibitions held on the subject of art in Southeast Asia to date.

* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

Lecturer

Patrick D. Flores (Professor of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines)

Date & Time

14:00-15:30, Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.

Venue

Auditorium, Mori Art Museum

Capacity

80 (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

Mori Art Museum, The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Patrick D. Flores

Patrick D. Flores

Family Program


ARTMAM

Family Hour

Visit the Mori Art Museum with your little ones aged up to six years, and join other families to view the Museum at your leisure before the official opening time. Pregnant women also welcome. A great opportunity to take in "SUNSHOWER" exhibition while enjoying some weekend relaxation with family, time with your children, and the chance to swap childrearing hints with other visitors.

* Conducted in Japanese

Dates & Times

[1] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, August 26, 2017 *The program has ended.

[2] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017 *The program has ended.


  • * Babies in prams and frontpacks welcome.
  • * Starting at 9:35 and 9:55 Museum staff will provide talks on a number of works on display. Please come to the entrance hall of the exhibition directly if interested.
  • * Please note that the Museum will be open to the general public at 10:00.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

For

Pre-school children (ages 0-6) and their guardians, pregnant women and their families

Capacity

80 pairs each (booking required)

Admission

Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required)

Booking

[1] Booked out

[2] here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

Organizers

Mori Art Museum

"Family Hour" at "N. S. Harsha," 2017

"Family Hour" at "N. S. Harsha," 2017

Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro
* Referential image

School Programs


ARTNACTMAM

Viewing Program for Teachers

As they introduce the exhibition "SUNSHOWER," members of the museum staff engage in discussion with school teachers on the subject of school learning and art. What better place to have this kind of discussion than in the presence of contemporary that keenly reflects our roles in society today?

  • * Conducted in Japanese

For

Preschool, elementary, middle, high and special needs education school teachers, and college/university instructors

  • * Teachers and instructors from all disciplines - not only arts and crafts - welcome.

Capacity

30 each (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)

Admission

Free

Organizers

The National Art Center, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum

#1

Date & Time

18:00-19:30, Friday, July 14, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Lecture Room AB and Special Exhibition Gallery 2E, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: Friday, June 9 - 12:00, Monday, July 10, 2017

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

#2

Date & Time

18:00-19:30, Friday, July 21, 2017 *The program has ended.

Venue

Mori Art Museum

Booking

here

Inquiries

Learning, Mori Art Museum (11:00-17:00, Monday - Friday)

Tel: +81-(0)3-6406-6101

E-mail: mam-learning@mori.co.jp

 

Public Lecture


SEANACT

Terakoya SUNSHOWER: Cultural Lecture Series

A series of lectures by those knowledgeable on the history, fashion, and foods of Southeast Asia. Structured into eight themes, we welcome all participants whose interest in Southeast Asia grew from seeing the exhibition, those already interested in the region for some time, and those interested in any of these eight themes. Join us in exploring the many dimensions of Southeast Asia.

* Conducted only in Japanese

Venue

Lecture Room AB, The National Art Center, Tokyo

Capacity

80 each (booking required, first-come-first-served basis)

Admission

Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/ unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo, required)

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

Organizers

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

 

SEANACT

#1 History/Culture/Politics|"Southeast Asia" from a Bird's Eye View

What constitutes "Southeast Asia"? The combination of its diverse cultures, folklore, ethnicities, languages, and histories and the will to still remain a unified entity will be explored in this session through the lens of political history.

Lecturers

Iwasaki Ikuo (Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Takushoku University), Ogawa Tadashi (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Atomi University)

Date & Time

14:00-16:30, Saturday, July 22, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: Thursday, June 22 - Friday, July 21, 2017


Click here for overview.

 

SEANACT

#2 Food|Southeast Asian Cuisine: A Borderless Region

Throughout Asia, there are many similar dishes with similar and/or same names. In this session, we will compare cuisines from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia—four countries which are close in proximity both geographically and ethnically—to talk about the subtle differences in the use of spices, herbs, seasoning, and preferred ingredients. With quizzes and a workshop, we will dive into the depths of Asian food culture!

Lecturers

Asia Gohanz (Asano Yoko, Ino Sumiko, Shimoseki Takako, Takashima Keiko, Furukawa Oto)

Date & Time

14:00-17:00, Saturday, July 29, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: Thursday, June 22 - Friday, July 28, 2017


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SEANACT

#3 Gender, LGBTQ | Gender & LGBTQ in Southeast Asia Seen through Moving Images

Lecturer

Matsushita Yumi (Film presenter; Curator; Producer)

Date & Time

14:00-16:30, Saturday, August 19, 2017 (Doors open: 13:30) *The program has ended.

  • * Please note that closing time is subject to change without prior notice.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, August 18, 2017


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SEANACT

#4 Youth | Southeast Asian Youths with a Focus on Island Areas

Lecturer

Nonaka Yo (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, September 1, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 31, 2017


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SEANACT

#5 Architecture | Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Southeast Asia

Lecturer

Iwamoto Masaaki (Architect; Partner, ICADA; Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, September 8, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Tuesday, August 1 - Thursday, September 7, 2017


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SEANACT

#6 Fashion | From a Frontline of Fashion in Southeast Asia

Lecturers

Shinoda Akiko (Director, International Affairs, Japan Fashion Week Organization), Yokobori Yoshio (International brand consultant; Director, SIDE co., Ltd.)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, September 22, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Wednesday, August 16 - Thursday, September 21, 2017


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SEANACT

#7 Religion | Islam in Southeast Asia at the Crossroads

Lecturer

Ogawa Tadashi (Professor, Faculty of Letters, Atomi University)

Special Guest

Horiba Akiko (Program Officer, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, October 6, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Wednesday, September 6 - Thursday, October 5, 2017


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SEANACT

#8 Urbanity | Southeast Asian Streets through Stalls and Markets

Lecturer

Nakamura Ko (Architect; Director, Mosaic Design; Lecturer, International Program in Architecture and Urban Design(IAUD), Meiji University)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, October 20, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00) *The program has ended.

Booking

here

Booking (Entry) period: 12:00, Wednesday, September 6 - Thursday, October 19, 2017


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Screening


SEANACT

FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @ SUNSHOWER

The diverse and rich film culture of the ASEAN countries and each of its films reflect the cultural and social situations specific to each country and region. Through these films, we can see vividly what one sees, hears, eats, and how one loves one another. For the FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @SUNSHOWER, we will have a wide lineup of films from documentary, action, adolescence, and romance that highlights the then-and-now of ASEAN film.

Dates & Times

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017 *The program has ended.


Day#1 Documentary: Thursday, August 10

  • 12:30- (Doors open: 12:10): <Visual Documentary Project 2015> selection *JP/EN subtitles
  • 14:40- (Doors open: 14:20): <Visual Documentary Project 2016> selection *JP/EN subtitles
  • 16:30- (Doors open: 16:10): <Colors of Asia> Sunday Cinderella, Because I am a Girl *JP subtitles only


Day#2 Action: Friday, August 11

  • 13:00- (Doors open: 12:40): Super X. *JP subtitles only
  • 14:50- (Doors open: 14:30): TIGA *JP subtitles only
  • 17:30- (Doors open: 17:10): Yasmin *JP subtitles only

Day#3 Omnibus: Saturday, August 12

  • 13:00- (Doors open: 12:40): 7 letters *JP subtitles only
  • 15:30- (Doors open: 15:10): Art Through Our Eyes *JP subtitles only
  • 17:30- (Doors open: 17:10): Asian Three -Fold Mirrors 2016: Reflections *JP/EN subtitles

Day#4 Love & Friendship: Sunday, August 13

  • 12:00- (Doors open: 11:40): SHIFT *JP subtitles only
  • 13:50- (Doors open: 13:30): Goodbye Boys *JP subtitles only
  • 15:50- (Doors open: 15:30): ILO ILO *JP subtitles only

Venue

Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo

Capacity

260 each (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis)

Admission

Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo required)

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

Organizers

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

Sunday Beauty Queen

<Colors of Asia> Sunday Beauty Queen


Yasmine

Yasmine

©ORIGIN FILMS SDN. BHD. MMXIV


The Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

The Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections

©2016 The Japan Foundation, All Rights Reserved.


SHIFT(2013|The Philippines|81 min)

SHIFT

©2013 Cinema One Originals


SEANACT

A Working Title: Screenings programmed by emerging Asian film curators

"A Working Title" is the Japan Foundation Asia Center’s new program meant for developing skills of the young and emerging curators in Southeast Asia and Japan as well as fostering networks among them. The films selected by the participants introduce fresh perspectives on the themes of SUNSHOWER. There will be Q&A sessions with directors Jon Lazam (the Philippines, September 3) and Aizawa Toranosuke (Japan, September 10).


  • * These programs were collaboratively selected by;
    Takasaki Ikuko (Japan), Jay Mananday Rosas (the Philippines) and Putthapong Cheamrattonyu (Thailand) for September 3, and
    Sugihara Eijun (Japan), Sugar Nadia Azier (Indonesia) and Pathompong Manakitsomboon (Thailand) for September 10,
    with advices from Fujioka Asako (International Advisor, Board of Directors, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival) and Chalida Uabumrungjit (Deputy Director, Film Archive [Public Organization], Thailand).

Dates & Times

Day#1: 10:45-17:40, Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Doors open: 10:30)

Day#2: 11:00-17:40, Sunday, September 10, 2017 (Doors open: 10:45)
*The program has ended.

Venue

Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo

Capacity

260 each (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis)

Admission

Free ("SUNSHOWER" exhibition ticket (used/unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo required)

Inquiries

Hello Dial
Tel: +81-(0)3-5405-8686

Organizers

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

 

Day#1 Under Construction

The creation of a regional identity propelled by the forging of the ASEAN project amid heightened globalization has been a complex problematique for decades since its inception. The concept of building this homogenous identity vis-à-vis an economic subgrouping is fraught with a tumultuous history of conflict and unrest; a “construction” project that retreats a step with every advance towards progress, offering little space for the people at its margins and borders. The films in this program attempt to capture this restlessness, exploring various deconstructions and reconstructions of history, identity, culture and memory.

Date & Times

Sunday, September 3, 2017 *The program has ended.


  • 10:45- (Doors open: 10:30)
    Opening and Introduction to the program by film curators

  • 11:00-
    Sampeng: The Chinatown Montage [JAPAN PREMIERE]
    (Dir. Surapong Pinijkhar/ 1982/ Thailand/ 60min/ Blu-ray/ No dialogue [No subtitles])

  • 13:00- (Doors open: 12:45)
    Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers
    (Dir. Rithy Panh/ 2006/ France/ 86min/ DVCAM/ JP, EN Subtitles)

  • 14:50- (Doors open: 14:35)
    Snakeskin
    (Dir. Daniel Hui/ 2014/ Singapore, Portugal/ 105min/ Blu-ray/ JP subtitles)

    Three Enchantment [JAPAN PREMIERE]
    (Dir. Jon Lazam/ 2016/ Philippines/ 13min/ DVD/ JP, EN subtitles)
    *There will be a Q&A session with the director, Jon Lazam.

Click here for overview.

Sampeng: The Chinatown Montage

Sampeng: The Chinatown Montage

photo courtesy of Film Archive (Public Organization), Thailand


Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers

Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers

photo courtesy of YIDFF Office


Snakeskin

Snakeskin

©Daniel Hui


Three Enchantment

Three Enchantment

©Jon Lazam


Day#2 In The Eye of (Each) Other

In The Eye of (Each) Other is a curatorial program of experimental film and documentary that attempts to demonstrate ways in which auto-ethnographical film and diary filmmaking have been used as a tool to explore the fragmented and scattered identities and memories of the human society in the twentieth century. The selected films in the program are intended to contextualize several aspects of the 'Otherness' in Southeast Asia through the gaze of filmmakers who are making sense of their personal histories to the grandeur of social formation and historical processes.

Date & Times

Sunday, September 10, 2017 *The program has ended.

* There will be 10-minute introduction to the film by the film curators before each screening.


  • 11:00- (Doors open: 10:45)
    Surname Viet Given Name Nam
    (Dir. Trinh T. Minh-ha/ 1989/ Vietnam, USA/ 108min/ DVD/ JP subtitles)

  • 14:00- (Doors open: 13:45)
    Endless, Nameless
    (Dir. Pathompon Mont Tesprateep/ 2014/ Thailand/ 22min/ Blu-ray/ No dialogue [No subtitles])

    On Broadway [JAPAN PREMIERE]
    (Dir. Aryo Danusiri/ 2011/ Indonesia/ 62min/ Blu-ray/ JP, EN subtitles)

  • 16:00- (Doors open: 15:45)
    Flower Story Babylon
    (Dir. Aizawa Toranosuke/ 1997/ Japan/ 46min/ DVD/ JP subtitles)
    *There will be a Q&A session with the director, Aizawa Toranosuke.

Click here for overview.

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

photo courtesy of Image Forum


Endless, Nameless

Endless, Nameless

©Pathompon Mont Tesprateep


On Broadway

On Broadway

photo courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources


Flower Story Babylon

Flower Story Babylon

©Toranosuke Aizawa

Notes on Bookings

  • Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Booking starting dates vary depending on the program.
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  • Applications may be rejected if all required information is not provided.
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