Whose place is this?

An Art Exhibition for Children

Welcome to the museum! With the help of a little imagination, this white space can be transformed into any and every kind of place--the coast of a south sea island; a family living room; a children's kingdom; the town in which we live... This year's summer holiday exhibition for children will present works by four artists and artist groups that provide entrances to 'other places' within the museum galleries. They can be said to represent intersections between 'society' and 'self'. We would like you to stand in the spaces and ask 'whose place is this?' As you search for the answer, you'll find yourself confronted with the various problems we need to consider in order to live in the future, such as the global environment, education, freedom, etc.
Why not come to the museum during the school holidays with the children and together, try once again to find "our place"?


Jurgen Lehl

If "ifs" and "buts" were colors and shapes, there'd be no need for museums (plotter Kenjiro Okazaki)

Aida family(Makoto Aida, Hiroko Okada, Torajiro Aida)

Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan

Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

In cooperation with

Jurgen Lehl Co., Ltd./ Motokaga Elementary School

Exhibition Information


July 18(Sat) - October 12(Mon) , 2015

Closed on

Mondays (except Jul.20, Sep 21, Oct.12 4), Jul.21, Sep. 24


Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Exhibition Gallery 1F

Opening Hours

10:00-18:00(opens until 21:00 on every Friday from July to September)
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing time.


Adults: 1,000yen
University Students&Over 65: 800yen
High School & Junior High Students: 600yen
Elementary School students& Under: Free
*Free entry to MOT collection ticket holders


From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.


+81-3-5245-4111(General Information)
+81-3-5405-8686(Hello Dial)

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