Exhibitions

Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei

Highly-Anticipated, Must-See First Solo Exhibition in Japan by an Enthralling Black Artist

2024.4.24 [Wed] - 9.1 [Sun]

Free Admission for Children (Junior High School Students and Younger)!

Free Children Admission
Free Children Admission

For the first time since the opening of the Mori Art Museum, admission of children (junior high school students and under) will be free during the exhibition period. Why not take this opportunity to visit the museum with your family?


Performances @ the Exhibition

The work A Heavenly Chord (2022) presented at this exhibition is an installation composed of a Hammond B-3 organ and seven Leslie speakers. Invented in Chicago in the 1930s, the Hammond B-3 was widely adopted by churches in Black neighborhoods, in combination with Leslie speakers, as a more accessible alternative to the pipe organ. Every Sunday during the exhibition, an organist will play the organ in this work for the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the sonic explorations of Gates’ practice and the forms of his musical origins.

Date & Time
14:00-17:00 (including breaks for performers), every Sunday during the exhibition period
* Please note that the dates & times are subject to change without prior notice.
* The performances may end before 17:00 without prior notice.
Venue
Gallery 1, Mori Art Museum
Performers
Tsuchida “Hal” Harunobu or Nishikawa Naoto
* From April 24 to 28, two members of The Black Monks, Gates’ musical ensemble, are scheduled to perform.
Fee
Free (exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue required)
Booking
NOT required (please come to Gallery 1 directly)
Theaster Gates A Heavenly Chord
Theaster Gates
A Heavenly Chord
2022
Leslie speakers, Hammond B-3 organ, sound
Dimensions variable
Photo: Jim Prinz Photography
Theaster Gates A Heavenly Chord
Theaster Gates
A Heavenly Chord
2022
Leslie speakers, Hammond B-3 organ, sound
Dimensions variable
Photo: Jim Prinz Photography

Afro-Mingei Night

We will be featuring a live DJ at the DJ booth, which is the part of the exhibition.
The DJ will play the music with a focus on the Black music from records selected for the exhibition. The museum staffers will also be present to answer any questions you may have about the exhibition – come on by!

Time & Date
Every Thursday evening from June, starting around 6:30 p.m.
* Mori Art Museum staff will be DJs.
* The latest information will be posted on the Mori Art Museum’s official social media account.
Venue
Gallery 4 of the Mori Art Museum
Admission
Free (Exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue required)
Booking
NOT required
* Please purchase a ticket to the exhibition valid for the day of the event and go directly to the exhibition gallery.
Afro-Mingei Night with J-WAVE

Mori Art Museum will become a music lounge with popular DJs on Friday nights!
J-WAVE and the Mori Art Museum are collaborating to create an immersive space. With DJ booth, neon lights, bar counter, and more being part of the installation, we will be creating a dance floor in the exhibition gallery, so that the visitors can enjoy a superb selection of music by the music selectors - from the Gates’ vinyl collection and/or their own. Experience the world of Theaster Gates on site, as you immerse yourself in the music selected by this gorgeous lineup of selectors!

Schedule

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, June 21, 2024
NAZWA! (Watusi + Naz Chris) & Surprise!

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, June 28, 2024
Zeebra
DJ WATARAI

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, July 5, 2024
Tatsuo Sunaga
KO KIMURA
Watusi

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, July 12, 2024
Kan Takagi
Zeebra

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, July 19, 2024
Tatsuo Sunaga
KO KIMURA

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, July 26, 2024
Watusi
Tatsuo Sunaga

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, August 2, 2024
Watusi
DJ WATARAI

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, August 9, 2024
Tatsuo Sunaga
Zeebra

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, August 16, 2024
Tatsuo Sunaga
KO KIMURA

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, August 23, 2024
Watusi
DJ WATARAI

- 18:30-20:00, Friday, August 30, 2024
Watusi
KO KIMURA
Naz Chris
Shuya Okino

Afro-Mingei Night
Installation view: Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2024
Photo: Koroda Takeru
Afro-Mingei Night
Installation view: Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2024
Photo: Koroda Takeru

Nighttime Ticket & Gift Campaign Supported by Molton Brown

We will run a “Nighttime Ticket & Gift Campaign” for the museum visitors of the evening hours, offering them a 50% discount on admission. In addition, an exclusive Molton Brown mini-size product will be given out. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a special evening at the museum and receive a bonus gift.

Nighttime Ticket & Gift Supported by Molton Brown Campaign

Campaign Period
Monday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, 2024 * This campaign has ended.
For
Any museum visitors arriving after 7:00 p.m. during the campaign period
* Limited to 300 visitors; first-come-first-served basis.
* Campaign will be over the number reaches to limit.
Campaign Admission
50% discount on on-site admission

[Weekdays]
Adults 2,000 yen → 1,000 yen
Students (University/Highschool) 1,400 yen → 700 yen
Seniors (Ages 65 and over) 1,700 yen → 850 yen

[Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays]
Adults 2,200 yen → 1,100 yen
Students (University/Highschool) 1,500 yen → 750 yen
Seniors (Ages 65 and over) 1,900 yen → 950 yen

* Tickets can only be purchased on site (at the ticket counter), and cannot be purchased online.
* Cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.
* The gift will be handed out at the exhibition exit.

Gift
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel (50 ml)
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel (50 ml)

Shower gel on the left (Note the actual size differs from the image).

MOLTON BROWN

https://www.moltonbrown.co.jp/

Support
Molton Brown

Instagram Campaign: ‘Mingei’ Exhibitions at Setagaya Art Museum and Mori Art Museum

On the very day that Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei exhibition at the Mori Art Museum opens to the public, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, MINGEI: The Beauty of Everyday Things is also to open at Setagaya Art Museum. To commemorate the opening of the two exhibitions having the word ‘Mingei’ in the exhibition title, an Instagram campaign will be launched to promote both of these exhibitions at Setagaya Art Museum and Mori Art Museum.
Visit both of these exhibitions and post your impressions of your favorite works and highlights of each exhibition on IG using the hashtag #世田美と森美でW民藝展 (Sorry, hashtag in Japanese only).
Five persons from those who post will be selected to win exhibition goods and merchandise.

Instagram Campaign: ‘Mingei’ Exhibitions at Setagaya Art Museum and Mori Art Museum

Campaign Period
Wednesday, April 24 - Sunday, June 30, 2024
Participation Outline
- During the above period, visit both exhibitions and post your impressions of your favorite works and highlights of each exhibition on IG using the hashtag #世田美と森美でW民藝展 (hashtag in Japanese only).
- Winners will be notified via DM on a later date.
Instagram logo
Mori Art Museum Instagram is here
Setagaya Art Museum Instagram is here
Prizes for the Campaign are Announced!

Setagaya Art Museum: MINGEI exhibition original Miyairi Keita Art Sacoche Bag
Mori Art Museum: CHICAGO FUNK / TOKONAME Incense (5 sticks each, of 2 scents with a holder)

<i>MINGEI</i> exhibition original Miyairi Keita Art Sacoche Bag
CHICAGO FUNK / TOKONAME Incense (5 sticks each, of 2 scents with a holder)
 MINGEI:The Beauty of Everyday Things
 MINGEI:The Beauty of Everyday Things

MINGEI: The Beauty of Everyday Things
Period: Wednesday, April 24 - Sunday, June 30, 2024
Venue: Setagaya Art Museum (1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
Exhibition Website: https://mingei-kurashi.exhibit.jp/english.html


Special Offer for MUCA ICONS of Urban Art Presented as part of the TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event Ticket Holders

If you have a ticket for the MUCA ICONS of Urban Art Presented as part of the TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event now held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, you can enter the Theaster Gates: Afro-Mingei exhibition at a discounted add-on fee.

For
Mori Arts Center Gallery MUCA ICONS of Urban Art Presented as part of the TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event Ticket Holders
Campaign Period
Wednesday, April 24 - Sunday, September 1, 2024
Special Discount Admission
1,000 yen for Adults, Students (University/Highschool) and Seniors (Ages 65 and over)
* Theaster Gates Admission for Children under Jr. high is free.

* A coupon will be issued when you purchase a ticket for the MUCA ICONS of Urban Art Presented as part of the TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery Booking Website, ticket counter (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower), etc.
* For those with complimentary admission tickets or tickets purchased through a play guide, a coupon will be issued at the ticket counter on the day of your visit.
* Use the coupon to receive a discounted rate.
* Coupons issued on the Mori Arts Center Gallery Booking Website can only be used on the online site.
* Please use the coupon issued at the ticket counter when purchasing Theaster Gates exhibition tickets from the ticket vending machine on the 52nd floor.
* It cannot be used in combination with any other discounts.

MUCA ICONS of Urban Art
Presented as part of the TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event

Exhibition Period: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, June 2, 2024
Venue: Mori Arts Center Gallery (52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Exhibition Website: https://www.mucaexhibition.jp/


Notice Regarding Photography and Filming in the Galleries

In the galleries, you may photograph/film some of the artworks/areas under the conditions. Please read this notice carefully.

Photography/filming of works with pictograms adhered is strictly prohibited.

Photography/filming of works with pictograms adhered is strictly prohibited.

When taking photographs/filming (if allowed):

  • Do NOT touch the artworks.
  • Be careful NOT to interfere with other visitors’ enjoyment of the museum.
  • Do NOT use flash lighting.
  • Do NOT use tripods and selfie sticks.
  • Filming, where allowed, must be limited to 1 minute maximum.

When using photographs/videos taken of the exhibitions:

  • Photographs/videos may be used for non-commercial purposes, only. Photographs/videos may NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs/videos may NOT be altered in any ways.
  • The conditions above are set forth under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs/videos for blogs or any other photosharing services, please make sure to display the below marks and phrases with the photographs/videos.

Example:

Artist’s name and work title: Theaster Gates A Heavenly Chord
This photograph/video is licensed under “Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 International.”

* For details about the Creative Commons License and marks, please see the Creative Commons Japan website: https://creativecommons.jp
* Beware that they may infringe on that person’s right of portrait if photographs/videos that include other museum visitors are made public.

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