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“#emptyMoriArtMuseum” at “N. S. Harsha” exhibition * Conducted in Japanese

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, special event “#emptyMoriArtMuseum” will be held at the “N. S. Harsha” exhibition, after the Mori Art Museum closes to public!
Join in, take photos of the empty galleries exclusively open for the event, and post them on your Instagram!
* Participants limited to students only.

At this world-known event “#empty,” Instagrammers are invited to the museums to take photos of the empty spaces. “#empty” at Mori Art Museum will be held at the exhibition space of “N. S. Harsha,” after the museum closed to public.
For this event, we call for 10 students who are the user of the Instagram.

On the day of the event, N. S. Harsha himself will visit the museum, and a post-event gathering (with some snacks) is currently being planned.

With “N. S. Harsha” exhibition allowing ALL visitors to take photos, in fact, this very special event is organized and made possible.
Don't miss this special opportunity!

Date & Time: 
18:00-20:00, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (Doors open: 17:30)
* 20:00- Post-event gathering open to all participating Instagrammers

Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 10 (attendees chosen by lottery if the number of application exceeds 10)
Fee: Free
Booking: * Booked Out
Booking (Entry) period: thru 17:00, Friday, April 14, 2017
* The result of the lottery will be sent to winners only by e-mail after Friday, April 14, 2017.

[Terms and Conditions for Application]

  • Participating students must be over 18 years of age.
  • Those who has Instagram user account (which is visible to the public).
  • Those who can come to the Mori Art Museum by 17:45 without being late.
This call is limited to students over 18 years of age. Please present your valid Student ID at the reception counter.
Ten other Instagrammers will join in the event (20 persons will participate in total) .
DO NOT use tripods, monopods, selfie sticks or any other long-stick type equipments.
Please note that this event will be covered by press / media. There may be some press media requests during the event.
Photos of the event posted by the participants will be introduced on the Mori Art Museum's official account, website, et al.

Find photos of this event with hashtag “#emptyMoriArtMuseum” !

Mori Art Museum Instagram: here

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【Programs】

Talk Session * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

“Paintings with a Bird’s Eye View of the World, Paintings that Observe the Everyday”

N. S. Harsha observes the world we live in by shifting his viewpoint from everyday happenings to the cosmos, between details and the big picture. The resulting works reference everything from traditional Indian art, the increasing presence of global corporations in India. The international contemporary art scene, to flora and fauna, and Japanese painters such as Ito Jakuchu and Katsushika Hokusai; transcending time and place to make connections in multiple directions.
Painting is the core of N. S. Harsha’s diverse practice, and for this talk session, the artist joins Yamashita Yuji, Aida Makoto, along with the curator of the exhibition to discuss paintings that offer a panoramic take on the world, and those that focus on the minutiae of day-to-day living.

Speakers:  N. S. Harsha,
Yamashita Yuji (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University)
Aida Makoto (Artist),
Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: 19:00-21:00, Saturday, February 4, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30)
Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 150 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,800 / MAMC members free
* Program participant will receive a complimentary exhibition ticket (of “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey”) on site.
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Cooperation: Academyhills
Booking: * Booked Out

Notes

  • 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.
  • To obtain a receipt, go to the “My Tickets” screen and then click on “Show Receipt Data” under “Your Order.”
  • The registered personal information will be used only for operational and contact purposes for the event(s).

Left: Yamashita Yuji
Right: Aida Makoto
Courtesy: Mizuma Art Gallery

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Artist Talk * Japanese-English consecutive interpretation available

“The World of Come Give Us a Speech

Take a close look at the six panels of Come Give Us a Speech (2008) and you’ll spot characters from well-known stories, famous artists, and much more to intrigue and delight. At this event, N. S. Harsha himself will give a talk in the gallery, focusing on the stories depicted in this monumental work.

Speaker: N. S. Harsha

Date & Time: 19:00-20:00, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Doors open: 18:45)
Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 40 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: * Booked Out

Come Give Us a Speech (detail)
2008
Acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm (x 6)

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Talk * Conducted in Japanese

“Indian Contemporary Art 2017: With Special Emphasis on the Kochi-Muziris Biennale”

Echoing the Indian economy’s remarkable growth in recent years is the growing presence of Indian artists on the international contemporary art scene, as they appear at major exhibitions around the world. In India itself, 2012 saw the launch of the country’s first art biennial, in the city of Kochi in the southern state of Kerala, an international art show that in just a few years has garnered significant attention both at home and overseas. This discussion will cover recent developments in Indian contemporary art, focusing on the story behind this exciting biennial emerging from a provincial center, and its third staging in 2016.

Speaker: Kuroiwa Tomoko (Curator)
Date & Time: 19:00-20:30, Friday, April 14, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30)
Venue: Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: * Booked Out

Kuroiwa Tomoko

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Curator Talk * Conducted in Japanese

“Harsha, Mysuru, India”

“N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey” curator Kataoka Mami, who visited the artist's home of Mysuru in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to research the city's history and culture, plus India's festivals, dietary habits etc., will discuss the backdrop to Harsha's works, and what makes them so appealing.

Speaker: Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time: 19:00-20:30, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30)
Venue: Auditorium, Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: * Booked Out

Event Image: “Curator Talk,” “Ai Weiwei”
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

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【Kids’ Workshop】

Kids’ Workshop “Future”

At this workshop, elementary school-age children will be encouraged to imagine the kind of grown-up they want to be, joining N. S. Harsha to turn their imaginations to dreams of the future, and draw/write those dreams on adult-size business shirts. The shirts will be on display during the “Charming Journey” exhibition.

* The booking for this workshop has closed already (booked out).

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Kids’ Workshop “Future” March in Roppongi Hills

The children participating in the “Future” workshop will wear their shirts for a parade around Roppongi Hills, where thousands of people wearing the same kind of shirts work.

Date & Time: 10:00-10:30, Monday, January 30, 2017 (* rain-or-shine, morning time)
Venue: within Roppongi Hills

“Future” March in Roppongi Hills, January 30, 2017

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Kids’ Workshop * Conducted in Japanese

“Night Journey”

What colors are the Tokyo “Night”? How does it pass? What is happening on the nighttime streets? At this workshop, junior gallery-goers will join N. S. Harsha to think about “night.” On the first day they will turn their imaginations to the hours of darkness to envisage themselves morphing into something totally different, and on the second, thus transformed, head out onto the streets of Roppongi to sketch the “Night” of the capital.

Appearing: N. S. Harsha

Date & Times:  Day 1 14:00-16:00, Saturday, April 22, 2017
Day 2 17:30-20:00, Sunday, April 23, 2017

Venue: Mori Art Museum, within Roppongi Hills
For: Elementary School Childlen
Capacity: 15 pairs 30 persons (guardian-child pairs) (booking required, attendees chosen by lottery)
Admission: 1,000 yen (1 per guardian-child pair)
Booking: * Booked Out

* Participating child should be accompanied by a guardian, and booking should be made in guardian-child pairs.
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend both days of this 2-day program.
* Booking Period: Wednesday, February 15 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017
* Result of the lottery will be sent to each person by email during the following period: Wednesday, April 5 - Friday, April 7, 2017.

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Teens’ Program * Conducted in Japanese

“Meet the Artist”

An opportunity for teenagers from third-year junior high school age up (ages 15-19) to take in the exhibition at their leisure, then discuss it in their own words. The participating teens would be viewing the exhibitions, followed by the experience of discussion (partly shared with the “Seniors’ Program” held on the very same day) on the first day. On the last two days, they are to share their views directly with artists N. S. Harsha and Agatha Gothe-Snape.

Date & Time:

Day 1   10:00-12:30, Sunday, February 19, 2017
* Program will be partly shared with the “Seniors’ Program.”
Day 2   10:00-14:30, Saturday, March 25, 2017
Featuring: Agatha Gothe-Snape (“MAM Project 023” Artist)
Day 3   10:00-14:30, Sunday, April 23, 2017
Featuring: N. S. Harsha

Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: Teens (ages 15-19)
Capacity: Approximately 15 (booking required)
Admission: Free
Booking: * Booked Out
* Before booking, please note that participants must attend all 3 days of the program.

Event Image: Program
for Junior and Senior Highschool Student “Meet the Artists,” “Roppongi Crossing 2016,” 2016
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

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Seniors’ Program * Conducted in Japanese

“What Does Senior Mean? Who Are Seniors?”

In this program specially designed for senior art lovers, a first for the Mori Art Museum, participants are to have the opportunity to contemplate the definition of “senior” and think about future programs at the Museum, while viewing “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey” alongside teenagers taking part in their own program.

Date & Time: 10:00-12:30, Sunday, February 19, 2017
Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: Those considering themselves as "seniors" / those interested in making new programs utilizing the museum platforms
Capacity: Approximately 15 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: * Booked Out
Program organized by: inVisible (Kikuchi Hiroko, Hayashi Akio)

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“Yoga + Art: Use Your Body and View Art, Supported by Reebok”

Mysuru is a place where Ashtanga yoga has burgeoned. Come to the Museum before opening time and enjoy yoga and art appreciation rolled into one, surrounded by the works of “Charming Journey” on the 53rd floor. Stop by on your school or work commute and stretch your way into the day in a stimulating setting.

Date & Time:

Day 1   8:00-10:00, Sunday, February 17, 2017 Instructor: Ishikawa Hatsumi
Day 2   8:00-10:00, Saturday, March 11, 2017 Instructor: Akutagawa Maiko
Day 3   8:00-10:00, Friday, April 21, 2017 Instructor: Hasegawa Takaharu

* 8:00-9:15 Yoga session, 9:15-10:00 Free viewing of “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey”

Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 20 each (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)

Booking:  Day 1 February 17: * Booked Out
Day 2 March 11: * Booked Out
Day 3 April 21: * Booked Out

Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Cooperation: Reebok

* Part of the Program on March 11 will run simultaneously as “Family Hour” Program held on the same day.

Notes

The submitted personal information upon applying to this program will be provided to adidas Japan K.K., Reebok Japan (hereinafter referred to as “Reebok”) from Mori Building Co., Ltd. to be used for operational purposes of the program and for delivering mail news from both Mori Art Museum and Reebok, only.

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Gallery Talks * Conducted in Japanese

Talks by museum staff conducted in a gallery-tour format.

Dates & Times:
[1] 19:00-20:00, Wednesday, March 8, 2017
[2] 14:00-15:00, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
[3] 19:00-20:00, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
[4] 14:00-15:00, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
[5] 19:00-20:00, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 15 each
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: NOT required (Please come to the entrance hall of the exhibition directly)

Event Image: “Gallery Tour,” “Dinh Q. Lê,” 2015
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

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【Family Program】

Family Hour * Conducted in Japanese

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 “N. S. Harsha” exhibition while enjoying some weekend relaxation with family, time with your children, and the chance to swap childrearing hints with other visitors.

Dates & Times:
Day 1 9:30-10:30, Saturday, March 11, 2017
Day 2 9:30-10:30, Saturday, May 27, 2017

Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: Pre-school children (ages 0 to 6) and their guardians, pregnant women and their families
Capacity: 80 pairs each (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)

Booking:  Day 1 March 11: * Booked Out
Day 2 May 27: here
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.
Part of the Program on March 11 will run simultaneously as “Yoga + Art” Program (mentioned on the previous page) held on the same day.
Please note that the Museum will be open to the general public at 10:00.

Event Image: “Family Hour,” “The Universe and Art,” 2016
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

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【Access Program】

Verbal Imaging Tours * Conducted in Japanese

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

Dates & Time: 10:30-12:00, Saturday, May 27, 2017
Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: General public
Capacity: 10 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Booking: here
* Booking for the visually impaired has finished.

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Sign Language Tours * Conducted in Japanese

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

Dates & Times:  Day 1 19:00-20:00, Monday, May 22, 2017
Day 2 15:00-16:00, Saturday, May 27, 2017

Venue: Mori Art Museum
For: General public
Capacity: 10 each (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)

Booking: 
Monday, May 22: * Booked Out
Saturday, May 27: here

Event Image: “Sign Language Tour,” “Go-Betweens,” 2014
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

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【Special Events】

Mori Art Museum Impromptu Pre-Talk: N. S. Harsha * Japanese-English consecutive interpretation available

In February 2017, Mori Art Museum will stage a solo exhibition by N. S. Harsha, one of India’s leading contemporary artists. Harsha’s works draws on the broad spectrum of Indian artistic and figurative painting traditions and popular arts as well as the western art canon. He entwines strands of personal biography, the culture and natural environment of his birthplace - the former kingdom of Mysore in southern India - with shared narratives and broader socio-political scenarios on a microcosmic and macrocosmic scale. Harsha works across a broad range of media including painting, sculpture, installation and social projects, such as his workshops for children. In a visit to Japan ahead of the exhibition, the artist will give this special talk on the topic of art and communities.

Date & Time: 19:00-20:30, Friday, April 22, 2016
Speaker: N. S. Harsha (Artist)
Discussant: Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Venue: Hills Café/Space (2F, Roppongii Hills Hill Side)
Capacity: 80
Admission: Free (First-come basis)
*Please order one dish from the café menu

N.S.Harsha Ambition and Dreams: Project designed for TVS Academy, Tumkur,Karnataka,India 2005 Courtesy: TVS Academy, Tumkur, India

Ambition and Dreams: Project designed for TVS Academy, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2005
Courtesy: TVS Academy, Tumkur, India
* Referential image

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Roppongi Hills × Mori Art Museum - Community Engagement Program

■ Roppongi Hills x Mori Art Museum - Community Engagement Program
“Building a Forest” - In collaboration with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
* Japanese-English consecutive interpretation available

Why not join a program that celebrates “the community, music and art” at a time of year when strolling in the city is truly delightful?
With Roppongi Hills as your stage, visit six points, including shops and public art sites, and experience encounters and dialogues with various people at work and play. After taking in the sounds, and wind and nature that abound in this community, enjoy making and performing your own sounds together with professional musicians.

Instructors: Michael Spencer (Communication Director, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra), Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Facilitators

Date & Times: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1) morning session 10:00-12:30
2) afternoon session 14:30-17:00

Venue: Roppongi Hills
For: All ages (age 10 and over; participating elementary school student must be accompanied by a guardian)
Capacity: Approximately 25 (booking required, attendees chosen by lottery)
Fee: Free

Booking: 
1) morning session * Booked Out
2) afternoon session * Booked Out

Booking (Entry) period: thru Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Thursday, April 20, 2017 (* Period extended)
* The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by e-mail between Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24, 2017.

Organized in cooperation with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra


Photo image: Music Workshop EYES & EARS (“The Universe and Art,” 2016)
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

■ Roppongi Hills x Mori Art Museum - Community Engagement Program
Workshop “Imagine Having Public Art Like This!”
* Conducted in Japanese

Roppongi Hills features a great many works of public art and design. Among them, did you know that there are chairs on which you can sit and rest, or chat together with a group with friends? Focusing on works that make us sense “sound,” create an “artwork chair” of the sort you think would be great for your community to have.

Date & Times: 
Sunday, May 14, 2017
1) morning session 10:00-12:00
2) afternoon session 14:00-16:00

Venue: Roppongi Hills

For: 
Upper elementary school students (ages 10-12)
and lower elementary school students (ages 6-9, may attend with a guardian)

Capacity: Approximately 15 (booking required, attendees chosen by lottery)
Fee: 500 yen (for materials)

Booking: 
1) morning session * Booked Out
2) afternoon session * Booked Out

Booking (Entry) period: thru Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (* Period extended)
* The result of the lottery will be sent to each person by e-mail between Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24, 2017 Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28, 2017.


【Member'’s Event】

MAMC Special Events

Gallery Tour & Talk Event
“N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey”
“MAMC Night” and “MAMC Annual Cocktail Party” to be held on February 14

We are happy to announce the details of MAMC Night and Annual Cocktail Party on Tuesday, February 14.
Following the Gallery Tour of “N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey” by Kataoka Mami (Chef Curator, Mori Art Museum) as “MAMC Night,” we will also hold MAMC Annual Cocktail Party Talk Event by N. S. Harsha, artist of this exhibition, and Kataoka at Diya (Indian restaurant) on B1F, Roppongi Hills Hill Side. Enjoy the special Indian menu for the evening by buffet style during the talk!

* Please note there will be two separate bookings for MAMC Night and MAMC Annual Cocktail Party.

MAMC NIGHT

* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

[Details]

Date & Time: 19:00-21:00, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (18:45 Doors open / 20:30 Last admission)
Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Registration: Temporarily set-up Counter next to the Mori Art Museum Information (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
For: Open to all MAMC members (Benefactor & Fellow)

Number of accompanied guests allowed:  up to 2 guests for Benefactor, and up to 1 guest for Fellow
* Please note that members and their guests are requested to enter at the same time.
* Please be sure to attend this event if you have guest(s).

Capacity: 80 (bookings required)
Admission: Free for all participants

Booking Deadline:  Sunday, February 5, 2017
* Please note that bookings may close once the number of bookings reaches the capacity.
* Please refrain from cancelling after the booking deadline.

[Timetable]

18:45 Doors open
19:00-20:00 Gallery Tour (by Kataoka Mami)
20:00-21:00 Free Viewing (20:30 Last admission)

* Please note that there might be changes to the above schedule.
* Please note that Learning Camp 001 "Introduction to Socially Engaged Art" is going to be underway at the Auditorium, Mori Art Museum from 18:00 to 21:00.

[Bookings] * To be a member details here

Booking: here

Photo: Mallikarjun Katakol

MAMC ANNUAL COCKTAIL PARTY

* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

[Details]

Date & Time: 20:00-21:30, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (20:00 Doors open)
Venue & Registration: Indian Restaurant “DIYA” (B1F, Roppongi Hills Hill Side)
For: Open to all MAMC members (Benefactor & Fellow)

Number of accompanied guests allowed:  up to 2 guests for Benefactor, and up to 1 guest for Fellow
* Please note that members and their guests are requested to enter at the same time.
* Please be sure to attend the event if are to bring guest(s).

Capacity: 32 (Bookings required)
Charge: 5,000 yen per person (including tax)

Booking Deadline:  Sunday, February 5, 2017
* Please note that bookings may close once the number of bookings reaches the capacity.

Special guest: N. S. Harsha
Moderator: Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Party Style: Seated Buffet
Menu: Appetizers (Cold and Hot), 4 types of Curry, dessert and drink

[Timetable]

20:00 Admission starts
20:15- Dinner and Talk Event
21:30 End of the event

* Please note that there might be changes to the above schedule.

[Bookings] * To be a member details here

Booking: here (Password required)
* Please refer to the MAMC MEMBERS’ EXPRESS which was mailed January 24, 2017 or please contact MAMC Membership Program.

[Notes about Booking and Payment Method]

  • Please book from “EventRegist” system.
    * To use the “EventRegist,” you need to first create your account.
  • We do not accept cancellations, and no refunds can be made.
  • To obtain a receipt, go to the “My Tickets” screen and then click on “Show Receipt Data” under “Your Order.” * Please do not change the proviso part stating what the payment was for.
  • The registered personal information will be used only for operational and contact purposes for the event(s).
  • We will check your name on the list on the day. You would not need to bring any papers to the reception.

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[Event report]

Please note that reports on MAMC events, which may include photographs taken at the events, will appear from time to time on the Mori Art Museum website.

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【Event Calendar】

* Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.

Notes on Bookings

  • Booking starting dates vary depending on the program.
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  • All programs do not include admission to the exhibition unless stated otherwise.
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