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【General Programs】

Artists' Talk * Japanese-English-Korean simultaneous interpretation available

The artists will talk about their own artworks.

Speakers: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Won Seoung Won

Date & Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 18:30-21:00 (Doors open 18:00)

Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 150 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,000, MAMC Member free
Bookings: * Booked Out


Talk Session * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available

"Children That Live Different Cultures"

Speakers:  Lawson Fusao Inada (Poet, Emeritus Professor of Writing, Southern Oregon University), Zhang O (Artist)

Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Sunday, July 13, 2014 14:00-17:00 (Doors open 13:30)

Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 120 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,000, MAMC Member free
Bookings: * Booked Out



"Go-Between and Go-Among: Japan and America"

Poet Lawson Fusao Inada speaks, through his poetry, about his life as a third-generation Japanese-American who was interned at a relocation center as a child during World War II.


"Beyond the Horizon -Children from Xinzhou to New York"

Exhibiting artist Zhang O talks about her work, living conditions for Chinese children, and international adoption as seen through her series of photographs Daddy & I shown in this exhibition.



Speakers will discuss the lives of children who cross ethnic and cultural boundaries.

<span class='iblock w25'>left: </span>Lawson Fusao Inada<br /><span class='iblock w25'> </span>© The Nature of Words<br /><span class='iblock w25'>right: </span>Zhang O

left: Lawson Fusao Inada
© The Nature of Words
right: Zhang O


The Present and Future of Children Who Live in the Midst of a Changing World
"Children That Live In-Between"

Kikuchi Tomoko, a Beijing-based photographer whose work incorporates a journalistic perspective, talks about the plight of young people in Chinese society, which is currently undergoing remarkable development, with reference to her work Lost Boundaries. Kim Insook, who makes artwork on the themes of diversity and universality while traveling back and forth between South Korea and Japan as a third generation Zainichi Koreans (Koreans residing in Japan), explores her own identity as a Zainichi Korean living "between" cultures.

Speakers: Kikuchi Tomoko (Artist), Kim Insook (Artist)
Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Cutator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Sunday, June 1, 2014 14:00-16:30 (Doors open 13:30)

Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Bookings: * Booked Out

left: Kikuchi Tomoko<br />right: Kim Insook

left: Kikuchi Tomoko
right: Kim Insook


Talk Series * In Japanese-language only

Talk #1 "Children and Society"

Considering from Various Angles the Social Issues that Affect Children

Talk #1
"Children and Society"

We examine the issue of poverty among children and young people in Japan with guests Abe Aya, whose research is based on a wealth of investigative data concerning society, and Iijima Yuko, who writes about the plight of young people rejected by society or their family.

Speakers:  Abe Aya (Director, Department of Empirical Social Security Research, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research), Iijima Yuko (Non-fiction writer)

Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 19:00-21:00 (Doors open 18:00)

Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,500 (an extra exhibition ticket will be given), MAMC and Passport holders free
Bookings: * Booked Out

* The exhibitions will be closed to the public, thus only those who booked for this particular talk will be able to view the exhibitions during 18:00-19:00 (before the commencement of the program) and 21:00-22:00 (after the completion of the program). With the extra exhibition ticket given, participants to the program can return to the exhibition at a later date.

left: Abe Aya<br />right: Iijima Yuko

left: Abe Aya
right: Iijima Yuko


Talk #2 "Children and Education"

Talk #2
"Children and Education"

What possibilities does art afford in the area of children and education? Join Jinno Shingo, who creates opportunities for theory and practice in relation to the social value of art in his role as a university associate professor, and participating artist Yamamoto Takayuki, who was once an elementary school teacher and now creates work based on workshops involving children, as we introduce their activities and discuss the theme of children and education.

Speakers:  Jinno Shingo (Associate Professor, Chiba University), Yamamoto Takayuki (Artist)

Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Saturday, July 26, 2014 14:00-16:00 (Doors open 13:30)

Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Bookings: * Booked Out

left: Jinno Shingo<br />right: Yamamoto Takayuki

left: Jinno Shingo
right: Yamamoto Takayuki


Talk #3 "Children and Art"

Talk #3
"Children and Art"

Lately, outreach programs including workshops and gallery tours have been implemented at many art museums. We examine the relationship between children and art as well as art museums with guest Furihata Chikako, who has been at the forefront of art and art museum educational programs since the opening of the Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, in 1987.

Speaker: Furihata Chikako (Curator, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo)
Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Friday, August 15, 2014 19:00-20:30 (Doors open 18:30)

Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Bookings: * Booked Out

Furihata Chikako

Furihata Chikako


Curator Talk * In Japanese-language only, with Japanese sign-language interpretation

"Society Seen Through Children and Hooray for Escapism (!?)"

Together with examining a variety of social issues surrounding children, this talk will focus on children's power of imagination. Taking cues from the childhood ability to retreat into one's very own world in a blink of an eye, we will also consider the merits for adults of "escaping reality."

Speaker: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)

Date & Time: Thursday, June 12, 2014 19:00-20:30 (Doors open 18:30)

Venue: Mori Art Museum
Capacity: 80 (booking required)
Admission: Free (exhibition ticket required)
Bookings: * Booked Out

* Please contact by Friday, June 6 if you would need the Japanese sign-language interpretation upon attending.

Event Image: Curator Talk<br />"All You Need Is LOVE"<br />2013<br />Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

Event Image: Curator Talk
"All You Need Is LOVE"
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro


【Member's Event】

MAMC Night

"MAMC Night" to be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014!
Gallery Tour by Araki Natsumi & Special Talk with Ume Kayo

This time, not only we will arrange gallery tour by Araki Natsumi, curator of "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" exhibition, but also, hold a talk event by Ume Kayo who is one of the participating artists of this exhibition. She will talk about her artworks and share some episodes with Araki.


Date & Time: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 19:00-22:00 (18:50 Doors open / 21:30 Last admission)

Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Registration: Mori Art Museum Information (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Attendance: Open to all MAMC members (Benefactor & Fellow) * To be a member details here

Number of accompanied guests allowed:  up to 2 guests for Benefactor
up to 1 guest for Fellow

* Please note that members and their guests are requested to enter at the same time.
Admission: Free for all participants
Capacity: 80 (bookings required)

Deadline for Bookings:  Tuesday, August 12, 2014

* Please note that bookings may close once the booking reaches the capacity.


18:50 Doors open
19:00-20:00 Gallery Tour (by Araki Natsumi)
20:00-21:00 Talk Event (Ume Kayo and Araki Natsumi)
21:00-22:00 Free viewing

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


Bookings: * Booked Out

[Ume Kayo Profile]

Born 1981 in Ishikawa, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo.

[Selected Solo Exhibitions]

2003 Umekayo, Site, Tokyo
2007 Ume-me: This is Ishikawa's Room, Design Gallery, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
2008 Super Shutter Chance Festival in FUKUOKA, Mitsubishi-Jisho ARTIUM and IMS Plaza, Fukuoka, JAPAN
2010 Umep: Shutter Chance Festival in UMEKAYO HILLS, Omotesando Hills, SPACE O, Tokyo
Umep: Shutter Chance Festival in UMEKAYO FIVE, HEP HALL, Osaka, Japan [traveling exhibition]
2013 Kayo Ume: UMEKAYO, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery; The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Japan (2014)[traveling exhibition]

[Selected Group Exhibitions]

2003 Curator's Paradise 2: Fumiya Sawa, my room somehow somewhere, graf media gm, Osaka, Japan
2004 What can you see? Contemporary Photography with 4 artists, Hamada Children's Museum of Art, Shimane, Japan
2008 Happiness in Everyday Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
2009 The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Album: Three Photographers' (Ume Kayo, Honma Takashi, Kamiya Toshimi) Documents of the Restoration, Mitsubishi Ichigokan, Tokyo
Ume Kayo

Ume Kayo


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【Event Calendar】

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