MOT Satellite 2017 SPRING - by the deep rivers

Here and there in Kiyosumi-shirakawa―colorful events of all kinds!

About MOT Satellite

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.

MOT Satellite

Period|2017.Feb.11(sat)-Mar.20(mon)
Organized by|Tokyo Metropolitan Government | Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Venue| Various locations in Kiyosumi-shirakawa
Inquiries|03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)  
until 2016/11/24(thu) → 03-5245-4111 (General Information)
from 2016/11/29(tue) → 03-5633-5860(General Information)

  

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A kick-off event on NOVEMBER 9 (wed), from 18:30

As a "MOT Satellite" kick-off event, a public meeting will be held to talk about the Kiyosumi-shirakawa area's charm and its past, present, and future. How can art visually portray an area and contribute to its transformation? Please attend.
*in Japanese only

Public Meeting
Part 1 What is MOT Satellite?
Part 2 TALK "Let's discuss every aspect of Kiyosumi-shirakawa's charm!"

Part 2 Guests (in alphabetical order)
Hidenori KASAGI(mi-ri meter:Architect)
Tatsuya NORO(Deputy Director-General of Fukagawa Edo Museum)
Daisuke SHIRABE(Supervisor of Kiyosumi Shirakawa Guide / kotalk)
Ryojyu TOKAI(Editor-in-chief of Kawara-Ban Fukagawa Puku Puku
Toshihiro WAKEBE ( President of Fukagawa Shiryokan Avenue Shopping Street Cooperative Society)

Date and Time
2016.Nov.9(wed)18:30~20:00 (door opens at 18:15)


Venue
Fukagawa Edo Museum, Small Theater 

1−3−28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0021
*Please note that this event is not held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

|Capacity|
Approx. 200 people(First-come-first-served basis)

|Admission |
Free

|Inquiries|
03-5245-4111(General Information) / 03-5777-8600(Hello Dial) 

|Part 2 Guest Profiles|(in alphabetical order)

Hidenori KASAGI(mi-ri meter:Architect)
One-half of the artist duo "mi-ri meter" along with Akiko MIYAGUCHI. Mi-ri meter engages in architecture, fieldwork, and other projects related to urban and public spaces from micro points of view using cross-discipline tactics. In recent years, they have created the interior design of the Arts Maebashi community space (2013) and participated in art projects in many regions, such as the Tottori Geiju Festival (2015) and TORIDE ART PROJECT (2007).

Tatsuya NORO(Deputy Director-General of Fukagawa Edo Museum)
A member of the Koto City Culture and Community Foundation since 1987. Attained present position in 2014 after working in Koto City culture centers. Continually holds presentations of traditional performing arts and crafts rooted in the Edo period with the aim of being "a museum where events are always happening."

Daisuke SHIRABE(Supervisor of Kiyosumi Shirakawa Guide / kotalk)
Has supervised "Kiyosumi Shirakawa Guide" since 2011 as a side activity to his company job, using Facebook and other social media to broadcast information about the Kiyosumi-shirakawa area. Since 2016, has held a talk event "kotalk" with a focus on interesting "people, things, and stores" in the area, along with GLASS-LAB'S Takayuki SHIINA.

Ryojyu TOKAI(Editor-in-chief of Kawara-Ban Fukagawa Puku Puku
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Keio University. Entered Kyodo News and initially worked in some local cities, including Osaka, as a staff writer of the local news department, but then was shifted to the culture department and placed in charge of criticism, book reviews, and food culture. Volunteer editor-in-chief of Kawara-Ban Fukagawa Puku Puku. Is producing and writing a movie now under production, Onagigawa Monogatari (director, Mitsugu OHNISHI).

Toshihiro WAKEBE (President of Fukagawa Shiryokan Avenue Shopping Street Cooperative Society)
Operates stationary shop "Azuma ya" on Fukagawa Shiryokan Avenue Shopping Street. Has actively and flexibly responded to area change resulting from the opening of MOT. His activities include the "Fukagawa Ippuku" and "World Scarecrow Contest" projects to use empty store buildings. His continuous efforts to revitalize the shopping street drew acclaim when featured in the Shotengai-kenkyukai publication, Tokyo Kirari to Hikaru Shotengai.

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