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Updated: July 31, 2019

Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art 話しているのは誰? 現代美術に潜む文学

The National Art Center, Tokyo,7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo
2019-08-28 - 2019-11-11

Introducing the work of six Japanese contemporary artists

This exhibition features the work of six Japanese contemporary artists working both in Japan and overseas. The featured artists - Keizo Kitajima, Erika Kobayashi, Futoshi Miyagi, Yuichiro Tamura, Yasuko Toyoshima and Chikako Yamashiro - were born between the 1950s and 1980s, and their modes of expression, like their ages, are varied, and include film and photography-based installation pieces. Despite their differences, their work shares something in common - deep literary influences. With literature as its theme, this experience-based exhibition demonstrates the various ways literature may appears in Japanese contemporary art.

How to Get There

  • Nogizaka Station | Exit 6 | Direct Access
    Chiyoda Line
  • Roppongi Station | Exit 7 | 4 min on foot
    Oedo Line | Hibiya Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
    *Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, August through September
    *Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, October through November
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Tuesdays
    *Open October 22 (Tuesday)
    *Closed October 23 (Wednesday)




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | WiFi |
  • English |
  • English |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Medical services/first-aid | braille signage | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Wheelchair accessible escalator | Urinal with handrail | Moveable handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Baby chair/high chair | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated warm water sink) | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |

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