These are the projects that will participate in the Tokyo Biennale 2023. Please take note of the linkages found and created by each of these projects.
Learning by Walking YANAKA
Leaning about the charms of Yanaka town, which has long embraced culture and the arts and has been nurtured by its citizens, and to connect with the diversity of the area.
ALL TOGETHER NOW
Cardboard sculptures representing 15 successive Tokugawa Shoguns gather in the stone garden of Toeizan Kan’ei-ji in Ueno, and connect the past with the present.
Mirror Portrait – Lighting up a Corner
Photos of people gazing at a mirror and thinking about what is precious to them. Through portraits taken from inside the mirror, we experience a linkage that transcends time and space.
Through the ekobashira column made of clay, we connect with things we cannot touch directly, and expand our awareness of distant things, time, and existence.
Why can't the process of deconstructing architecture be considered when designing them? For a start, we will try to induce a new metabolism in the circular economy of glass.
Long Notes [Social Dive Projects]
People who played music with their peers during their school days shout out their feelings about those memories. A video work that makes us think about the concept of social cohesion.
Why is the River Laughing? [Social Dive Projects]
Using old tires as a unique metaphor, an attempt to trace the structure of rivers and canals that have reflected political and natural changes in Tokyo and connect it to the future.
PUBROBE: 100 Years of Clothing
Collecting clothes from 100 years since the Great Kanto Earthquake, and make a clothing library in a former shop that had remained from the time of the earthquake reconstruction.
Jewelry and the Town: Learning
Visiting Okachimachi, a town of jewelry wholesalers and craftsmen, to rediscover and re-create jewelry, the most familiar creation to us human.
HEART Booking: Connecting the Heart and Art with Books
A project that expands tangible/intangible connections, starting with workshops where people bring a book that has a special place in their hearts.
We Are "Kao no Waishatsu" (Face-Brand Shirts)
The project will create new linkages through the activities to create works of art using various media of portraits of the famous signboards of Kanda-ogawamachi.
Nanda Kanda 2
A street of Kanda will be closed off and tatami mats laid out to create an open space. A "new fair" created together by local residents and visitors.
Tokyo Dome City Art Project
Creates new linkages through art projects in the Tokyo Dome City, a leisure and entertainment space where history, culture, and people intersect.
Super Sorted Garbage Bins 2023 Project
What will happen when we extend the category of sorted garbage? In the 2023 version, we focused on plastic garbage.
The past video footage including the last TB will be incorporated with the footage to be shot during this biennale, and will be transformed to create a linkage for future.
Central East Tokyo 2023 / OPEN START
Rebooting "Central East Tokyo" that revitalized a hollowed-out area in the east area of Tokyo in the 2000s by cultural events, with a current awareness of the issues involved.
A Wall Atlas of Drawings
Artist will research the history of textiles in Bakurocho, a wholesale district, and create and present a cognitive drawing map of her experience.
Free Seat [Social Dive Projects]
A musician sits with his electronic keyboard on a street corner. When you sit next to him and put on headphones, music is improvised just for you.
An experimental project to encounter art from around the world at restaurants by using the Japanese oshibori (moistened hand towel) as a white canvas.
CORALS [Social Dive Projects]
Consider the relationship between humans and nature through a kinetic sound sculpture connected to an AI that analyzes ocean conditions related to coral bleaching, etc.
Seeking Solace [Social Dive Projects]
Singers begin to make private confessions in an office. People who sympathize with the songs join in, one by one, to form a chorus—a video work that collaborates with the participants.
Silently Inside [Social Dive Projects]
An attempt to examine social and personal connections by shedding light on the social as well as the private and physical aspects of lonely deaths.
Rikuzen Takata 2011-2023
Revealing the contact prints of the vast number of photographs Hatakeyama Naoya has continued to take in Rikuzentakata, his hometown, after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
It seems like nothing, yet is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter, with dazzling flavors. The teahouse that appears and disappears in the town offer a cup of tea and hospitality to you.
The Ghost Gardens [Social Dive Projects]
An installation built from demolition site debris, drawing parallels with rock garden design, reevaluating demolition sites as urban ecosystems.
Slow Art Collective Tokyo
With the theme of sustainability and multicultural coexistence, creating a space for slow art in which everyone can participate, using natural materials and materials found in the city.
IMM Open Call Exhibition "It’s Not a Cultural Showcase, but a Window to the Soul"
A project to publicly invite expressions by the people living in Japan who have roots overseas, born from their daily lives.
Prescription for Tokyo
Artists who focus on ethnic history and discrimination, local cultural visibility, discommunication, crisis and safety, care and recovery will gather in Tokyo
Your Alter Ego Found Right Next to You
Paintings depicting the introspective world of women in the city will appear as "murals" in the city after being copied and digitally processed.
The Picnic Chronicles Test
Considering the near future where environmental issues, declining birth rates and the rise of AI, etc., will significantly change the value of our work and lives.
Weaving the Nihonbashi Area with Sound
Sound artists will visit Nihonbashi's long-established shops to create soundscapes on the theme of time and embed them in various locations in the town.
TENMASEN PROJECT 2023/Nihonbashi River
A community art project to rediscover the attraction of Tokyo's waterfront by floating 10,000 miniature wooden Japanese-style boats on the Nihonbashi River.
Tokyo Art Farm
Developing an agricultural x art experience and creating a new lifestyle and culture from modern Tokyo, with "circulation through co-creation" as its axis.
Not Lost Tokyo
An art project that explores the possibility of converting the data of Tokyo's disappearing buildings into a new form of reality.
Songs of Tokyo
Tokyo's famous local songs will be performed by people who make their living singing in various ways in this city today, at places associated with each song.
Relations: A Project of Critique and Media Practice
Considering the possibilities of art criticism and media practices in the space of web and social media