Programs

Two kinds of programs

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


* Programs in grey are tentative.

Notes on Bookings

Opening Programs


ARTNACT

Performance AMNESIA by Melati Suryodarmo

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

Performer

Melati Suryodarmo

Date & Time

13:00-18:00, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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)

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

 

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)


  • 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


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)


  • 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

 

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)

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

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

Date & Time

Day 1: 14:00-16:00, Thursday, August 10, 2017

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


  • * 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 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

Date & Time

Day 1: 10:30-14:00, Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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


  • * 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 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

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

Date & Time

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

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


  • * 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

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

[2] 9:30-10:30, Saturday, September 16, 2017


  • * 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 groups each (booking required)

Admission

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

Booking

[1] here

[2] Details and booking information will be posted on this website on a later date.

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

Venue

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

Booking

here

Booking 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

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)

Booking

here

Booking 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)

Booking

here

Booking 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)

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

Booking

Booking 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)

Booking

Booking 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)

Booking

Booking 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

Lecturer

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)

Booking

Booking period: 12:00, Tuesday, August 15 - 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)

Date & Time

18:30-20:30, Friday, October 6, 2017 (Doors open: 18:00)

Booking

Booking period: 12:00, Tuesday, September 12 - 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)

Booking

Booking period: 12:00, Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, October 19, 2017


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Notes on Bookings

  • Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Booking starting dates vary depending on the program.
  • Program bookings will be accepted based on the first-come, first-served basis or determined by lottery.
  • Applications may be rejected if all required information is not provided.
  • All programs do not include admission to the exhibition unless stated otherwise.
  • All prices include tax.
  • Personal information provided at the time of application for each program will be strictly used and managed according to the privacy policy of each institution which accepts the applications.