MORI ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION [METABOLISM: THE CITY OF THE FUTURE - Dream and Visions of Reconstruction in Pastwar and Present-Day Japan]

Member's Event

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Aida Makoto confirmed as special guest at MAMC Annual Cocktail Party

We are pleased to announce that Aida Makoto will be present as a special guest at MAMC Annual Cocktail Party.

During the party, Aida will participate in a talk session with Mori Art Museum chief curator Kataoka Mami.
Aida will be featured in a large-scale solo exhibition at the museum from November next year, and this event will provide a rare opportunity to gain an insight into his work.
Come and join us as we kick off the New Year with an evening devoted to conversation and art.


DATE & TIME: Thursday, 12 January 2012;19:00-21:30
(Admission starts at 18:45)

VENUE: Roppongi Hills Club "The Star Bar" (Mori Tower 51F)

ATTENDANCE: MAMC Benefactor & Fellow members
* Each member may bring up to two guests.

PARTY STYLE: Cocktail Party

DRESS CODE: Please note the Roppongi Hills Club dress code applies.

CHARGE: ¥8,000- per person (including tax)
* Please pay at the entrance to The Star Bar.

CAPACITY: 40 (Bookings required)
* Please note that registration will close once 40 bookings have been received.



18:45 Registration (drink service commences)
19:15 Welcome and toast
19:30 Talk session between Aida Makoto (artist) and Kataoka Mami (Chief curator, Mori Art Museum)
20:00 Free talk
21:15 Closing remarks
21:30 Conclusion
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Aida Makoto profile

French Window

«French Window» 2011
MAMC Night Image Photo
Photo: Mikuriya Shinichiro

MAMC Night for “Metabolism” exhibition
Featuring a dialogue-style gallery talk by MAMC Honorary Members Yonekura Seiichiro and Kuma Kengo!

MAMC Night presents a unique way for members to enjoy exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum. This time, we are pleased to be joined by two MAMC Honorary Members, Yonekura Seiichiro and Kuma Kengo, who will give a dialogue-style gallery talk.

We are now living in the future that in the 1960s was the stage on which the Metabolist architects created their visions of a new architecture and a new city. What changes has Japan made since then?
In the present day, when lifestyle changes such as new patterns of communication and new ways of using time have led to a diversification of living spaces, how is the Metabolist philosophy reflected in our lifestyles?
And what is the future that we see 50 years from now?

At this MAMC Night, a dialogue will be held in which Yonekura will represent the standpoint of the general public while Kuma Kengo will represent that of architects. Each will share their thoughts with participants as they walk around the exhibition.

And, immediately after the talk, participants will be invited to join Yonekura and Kuma for drinks at the Roppongi Hills Club. Participants will be able to ask questions to Yonekura and Kuma freely. Don't miss this rare opportunity!


DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 1 November 2011; 19:00-21:30
(Admission starts at 19:00 / Last admission at 21:00)
*Dialogue-Style Gallery Talk 19:40-20:40

VENUE: Mori Art Museum (Mori Tower 53F)

REGISTRATION: Mori Art Museum Information (Mori Tower 3F)

ATTENDANCE: Open to all MAMC Individual members
*New members joining MAMC on the evening are also welcome.

Benefactor: up to 2 guests.
Fellow: up to 1 guest
*Please note that members and their guests are requested to enter at the same time.

ADMISSION: Free for all participants

*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation


19:00 Registration, gallery open
19:40-20:40 Dialogue-Style Gallery Talk
(20:45-21:45 Drinks *Participation not compulsory.)
21:00 Registration closes
21:30 Museum closes


Yonekura Seiichiro: Professor and Director of the Institute of Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University
1953 Born in Tokyo.
He received his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.
He is Dean of “Nippon Genki Juku” and Chief Editor of “Hitotsubashi Business Review”.
His current research interest is on a historical development process of innovation and entrepreneurship in a global comparison.

Kuma Kengo: Architect
1954 Born in Yokohama
1979 Graduated with a Masters degree in architecture from the University of Tokyo before becoming a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Graduate School.
2001 Became a professor at Keio University
2009 Became a professor at Tokyo University


After the dialogue-style gallery talk, participants will be invited to join Yonekura and Kuma for drinks at the Roppongi Hills Club. Drinks and snacks will be included in the fee for admission. We hope you will be able to join us.

VENUE: Roppongi Hills Club “The Star Bar” (Mori Tower 51F)

TIME: 20:45-21:45

ADMISSION FEE: \3,000- per person (including tax)
*Please pay at the entrance to The Star Bar.

To ensure your place at the drinks, please be sure to book by clicking the link below and following the instructions.
*If you intend to attend only the dialogue-style gallery talk and not the drinks then you do not need to book.

Bookings: *Booked Out

*Participants who have booked for the drinks event will be given priority access. If tickets are still available on the day additional participants will be able to attend.
*It is not possible to attend only the drinks event.
*Participants opting not to attend the drinks event may remain in the museum until it closes at 21:30.

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«moonrise.east, march»
Photo: Ellen Page Photography, New York
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

Special viewing of the Yokohama Triennale 2011 and chance to meet director-general Osaka Eriko!

Some great news for those MAMC members who were putting off seeing Yokohama Triennale 2011 until the weather got a little cooler. Thanks to the kindness of the Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale, we are able to offer a special triennale viewing event especially for MAMC Members.

We have decided to combine this event with our annual MAMC Members' Gathering. It will be held on Saturday, 1 October.

Participants will be greeted at the venue by Yokohama Triennale 2011 Director-General Osaka Eriko. As members will be aware, Osaka served as the Mori Art Museum Artistic Director from 2007 to 2009, and now, as the director of the Yokohama Museum of Art, she is one of the leaders of the local art scene.

As well as greeting participants, Osaka will join us for lunch at the popular restaurant Araiya, on Yokohama's Bashamichi Road. While sharing in a famous Araiya beef hot-pot, participants will be able to ask Osaka about her experiences of making the triennale, fun episodes with the visiting artists and anything else they would care to know.

Also, later in the evening, from 5:30pm, there will be a special live performance of Peter Coffin's "Music for Plants." If you would like to attend this performance you may do so for free. The music will be performed by electronic music artist Hasunuma Shuta. Designed for plants, the music is recommended for relaxation.

Whether it's your first visit to Yokohama Triennale 2011 or your second or third, seeing the event in the company of your fellow MAMC member friends will make for a great day. We look forward to seeing you there.

* The museum staff of accompany this viewing, Tsubaki Reiko, Assistant Curator of the Mori Art Museum has been changed to Shiraki Eise, Assistant Educator of the Mori Art Museum.

MAMC Members' Gathering
"Special viewing of the Yokohama Triennale 2011"

DATE: October 1, 2011 Saturday


MEETING PLACE: Yokohama Museum of Art ticket booth

FEES: MAMC member ¥3,000- (1 person)
Member's guest ¥4,000- (1 person)
* Please pay on the day.

CAPACITY: 30 persons (bookings essential)


* Note that entry may close when capacity is reached.

ORGANIZER: MAMC, Mori Art Museum Membership Program

COOPERATION: Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale

* Tax included in participation fees.

* Fee for the ticket of Yokohama Triennale 2011 and lunch are included in the participation fee.

  • The lunch menu is the "Gyu Nabe Zen" (beef hot-pot) at Araiya.
    Unfortunately, this meal cannot be changed for any other meals. Your understanding is appreciated.
    (Araiya Bankokubashi Store)
  • Drinks are not included in the fee, so participants should pay for their own separately.

* Fees for transportation from your house to the triennale venue are not included in the participation fee.

* The tour will be conducted in Japanese only.

«How to book»

* Booking Out

«Details of Yokohama Triennale»

Yokohama Triennale 2011 "OUR MAGIC HOUR"

[Schedule (draft)]

11:00   Meet at the lobby of the Yokohama Museum of Art
11:00- Greeting by museum director Osaka Eriko followed by explanation of artworks by curator (30 mins)
11:30- Viewing of artworks (90 mins.)
(12:50 Transportation by bus to Araiya)
13:15- Lunch with director Osaka Eriko (at Araiya)
14:30- Explanation of artworks by curator at NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK) (15 mins.)
14:45- Viewing of artworks (90 mins.)
16:15   End

* There might be changes to the above schedule.

[Event report]

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MAMC is a membership program designed to provide a more in-depth experience of the Mori Art Museum (MAM) and Contemporary art (C). In addition to free admission to exhibitions, MAMC members enjoy a range of benefits including exclusive events. Applications for individual or corporate membership are welcomed at any time.