MOT Satellite 2017 SPRING
by the deep rivers

Outline

Here and there in Kiyosumi-shirakawa--colorful MOT events of all kinds!
Over 20 years have passed since Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) first opened. In that time, the Kiyosumi-shirakawa area has rapidly changed, and MOT has grown with its changes. Currently, the area is drawing interest with its blend of history dating from the Edo period (1603-1868), nostalgic old townscapes, and new cultural spaces abuzz with creativity. "MOT Satellite" is a project of uncovering Kiyosumi-shirakawa's true charm. The museum, taking advantage of its temporary closure, is going outside to engage with people, places, and history together with artists and local residents and shops. During the project period, artwork exhibits, workshop, and other events will be held in the district.

The main exhibits will be on view in 7 "MOT Spaces" established in old factory buildings and local cultural spaces. Visitors can also walk around and enjoy small exhibits at "MOT Spots" scattered about the area in coffee roasteries and cafes and on shopping streets. The area takes about 20 minutes to walk from end to end. Plus, you won't want to miss the "Fellow Project" activities MOT will hold in conjunction with local alternative culture spaces, and the programs of all kinds offered by our "Local partners".

Artists


Exhibitions in MOT Space 1-7
*All address below are in Koto-ku,Tokyo

mi-ri meter
[MOT Space1]
2-3-3 Shirakawa

Project of Gozo YOSHIMASU
[MOT Space 2]
3-8-5 Miyoshi
*There is no lift in this building.

Fumihiko SANO
[MOT Space3]
3-8-5 Miyoshi

Taiji MATSUE
HANAYO

[MOT Space 4]
3-7-11 Miyoshi
*There is no lift in this building.

Yuko MOHRI
[MOT Space 5]
1-13-12 Hirano

Yuki IIYAMA+remo [record, expression and medium-organization]
[MOT Space 6]
1-9-5 Hirano

Shinpei KUSANAGI
[MOT Space 7]
1-7-14 Miyoshi

*Also showing at ARiSE COFFEE ROASTERS (MOT Spot)

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Exhibitions in MOT Spot
*All Address below are in Koto-city,Tokyo

gohan-doumei
[Fukagawa Edo Museum]
1-3-28 Shirakawa

Chika HIgashi (Coci la elle)
[Coci la elle atelier & store]
1F, 2-3-2 Miyoshi


Shinpei KUSANAGI
[ARiSE COFFEE ROASTERS]

1-13-8 Hirano

Naha KANIE+Daijiro OHARA
At every MOT spot apart from Coci la elle atelier& store


*See the complete list of MOT Spot in the right column

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Fellow Project

MOT will hold "Fellow Project" activities in conjunction with local alternative culture spaces. One of them, "gift_+AS," is a collaboration of two groups doing "sound-related" activities in Kiyosumi-shirakawa. They will create a number of sound spots in the area and also broadcast a radio program of Kiyosumi-shirakawa sounds and voices on the Internet with the help of Gozo YOSHIMASU, Naha KANIE, and other participating artists. Another is "art to," which holds contemporary art seminars and schools. "art to" will observe and research "MOT Satellite" and explore the possibilities for connection between a locality and art / art museum.

gift_+AS
presents "Radio.OraiOrai"
[gift_lab GARAGE] Kiyosu-ryo 102, 1-3-13 Shirakawa
[Internet radio] http://radio.oraiorai.org (2017.2.11-)

art to
An open forum, "MOT Satellite Archive" will be held on

2/19 (sun) and 3/12 (sat) from 16:30-18:30
at Sakai bldg 2F, 7-5 Takabashi

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About the Title: "2017 SPRING -by the deep rivers"

The stage for "MOT Satellite SPRING 2017" is a district where Matsuo Basho long ago kept a cottage, from which he boated up the Sumida River and traveled "the narrow road to the deep north." The state of "constancy and change" Basho achieved on his journey--in which the unchanging essence of things is fused with the innovations of the times--seems applicable to the timeless spirit fostered in this district set among rivers plied by boats, where change was gentle and continuous. By joining with artists and residents to feel and explore this historical district, long the scene of the comings and goings--of old things and new things and people's thoughts and memories--we will make a brand new departure.

"MOT Satellite" Highlights

Comings and goings by artists in Kiyosumi-shirakawa and Fukagawa
Hanayo, Taiji MATSUE, Shinpei KUSANAGI, Yuko MOHRI, Yuki IIYAMA and other artists based in this district or taking it as their motif, many of them meeting for the first time, will portray Kiyosumi-shirakawa and Fukagawa from his or her own perspective.

Giving play to the district's unique charm
Through the strikingly original activities of locally based creators like Chika HIGASHI (Coci la elle) and "gohan doumei," we will look closely at Kiyosumi-shirakawa "today." Then, through our "Fellow Project" activities, we will collaborate with the district's hotspots of alternative culture.

A forum for pondering, "What is a community?"
Fumihiko SANO, a resident architect, will join with the architect duo, "mi-ri meter," which has observed this district from the outside. Architects with different standpoints will create a forum for thinking about different forms of community.

A journey of discovering poetry here and there in the district.
Gozo YOSHIMASU, the acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist, will walk the district with up-and-coming poets, haiku poets, and novelists. With their thoughts on Matsuo Basho, Yasujiro Ozu, and others associated with Kiyosumi-shirakawa, they uncover the many historical layers to be found in this district. Then, poet and local resident Naha KANIE and designer Daijiro OHARA, the inventor of a novel typography, will dream up poems under the eaves of coffee roasteries, cafes, studios, and shops.


Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Government|Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) ACT_logo-01.jpg

Supported by

Koto City

With the special cooperation of

Fukagawa Shiryokan Avenue Shopping Street Cooperative Society, Fukagawa Edo Museum, KYODOSHIKO Co.,Ltd., NIHON JOB DEPARTMENT, GRANTCHESTER HOUSE

In cooperation with

The Basho Museum, Fukagawa Library, Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association an affiliated organization of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Kiyosumi Gardens, Houonzan Jyoshin-ji, Stationary Store Azumaya, Tamakiya, Dry Cleaner Okubo, Mikawaya Rice Store,Sugihara Tofu Shop, Coci la elle, ARiSE COFFEE ROASTERS, fukadaso CAFE, iki_espresso_logo.jpg, ALLPRESS ESPRESSO, mamma cafe 151A, shimabook, smokebooks, NOiS KIYOSUMI SHIRAKAWA, Fukagawa Winery (Swimee...co.,ltd),オヤイデ 英語ロゴ.jpg,Miyasaka Jozo Co.,Ltd.,WHITELIGHT, Ltd., Bcc Co.,ltd

Supported by

Shiseido Co.,Ltd.


Local Partners ANDO GALLERY/HARMAS GALLERY/gallery COEXIST-TOKYO/Satoko Oe Contemporary/MUJIN-TO Production/Shigoto Bar/"Onagigawa Monogatari" Film Committee/WILD SILK MUSEUM/GLASS-LAB/rikashitsu/Babaghuri/Fukagawa Edo Museum/The Basho Museum/Kiyosumi Shirakawa Guide/ Art scenes in a canal town - approaching from its waterside

  

 

 



Yuki IIYAMA + remo[record, expression and medium-organisation]
Naha KANIE + Daijiro OHARA
Shinpei KUSANAGI
gohan-doumei
Fumihiko SANO
Hanayo
Chika HIGASHI (Coci la elle)
Taiji MATSUE
mi-ri meter
Yuko MOHRI
Project of Gozo YOSHIMASU

Fellow Project
gift_+ AS
art to


Information

Period

February.11 (Sat) 2017 -
March.20 (Mon/Public holiday) 2017

Venue

Various locations in Kiyosumi-shirakawa 

MAP

Access

Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on
Hanzomon line and Oedo line
B2 Exit or A3 Exit
There are no parking spaces.
Please use public transport when
visiting MOT Satellite.

Opening Hours for the main venue
[MOT Space 1-7]

Hours| 11:00-18:00
OPEN on Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays
Admission | Free
Venues|
[MOT Space1]
2-3-3 Shirakawa

[MOT Space 2]
3-8-5 Miyoshi
*There is no lift in this building.

[MOT Space 3]
3-8-5 Miyoshi

[MOT Space 4]
3-7-11 Miyoshi
*There is no lift in this building.

[MOT Space 5]
1-13-12 Hirano

[MOT Space 6]
1-9-5 Hirano

[MOT Space 7]
1-7-14 Miyoshi

Opening Hours for
[MOT Spot] & [Fellow Project]


[MOT Spot]
Small scale exhibition

Opening Hours & Days vary according to each place.
Admission| Free except for Fukagawa Edo Museum and The Basho Museum
Venues|
Fukagawa Edo Museum
The Basho Museum
Fukagawa Library
Houonzan Jyoshin-ji
Stationery Store Azumaya
Tamakiya
Dry Cleaner Okubo
Mikawaya Rice Store
Sugihara Tofu Shop
Coci la elle
ARiSE COFFEE ROASTERS
fukadaso CAFE
iki ESPRESSO TOKYO
ALLPRESS ESPRESSO
mamma cafe 151A
shimabook
smokebooks
NOiS KIYOSUMI SHIRAKWA

[Fellow Project]
gift_+AS presents "Radio.OraiOrai"
Venue | gift_lab GARAGE 
Also on internet radio ⇒ http://radio.oraiorai.org
Hours | 12:00-19:00
OPEN on Monday,Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday
*Tuesdays & Wednesdays are closed.There are also some additional temporary closing days.

art to
"MOT Archive"- an open forum
Venue | Sakai bldg 2F, 7-5 Takabashi
Date | 2/19 (sun) and 3/12 (sat)
Time | 16:30-18:30

Inquiries

Hello Dial
+81-3-5777-8600
*7days a week between 8:00-22:00

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
+81-3-5633-5860
*Weekdays between 9:30-18:00

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