10.28 (Sat) Tokyo Biennale 2023 General Director Masato Nakamura's Kanda Tour

Application Period: 2023.9.28 - 2023.10.27

10.28 (Sat)  16:00-18:00
Meet at JR East Akihabara to Okachimachi Underpass81-1 Kanda Neribei-cho, Chiyoda-ku
¥3,000 (¥2,500 with a coupon in the official guidebook.)

Capacity: 15 people
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*This tour will be held in Japanese.

Director's Tour [Okachimachi / Akihabara]


This tour will visit the highlights of the Okachimachi - Akihabara area, including the new work "Neo-Metabolism/Glass" by Masato Nakamura, the General Director of Tokyo Biennale 2023 himself. Let's visit the artworks scattered around the area together, listening to the explanations from both the director's and the artist's point of view.

Tour Details (tentative)

*Subject to change depending on the weather and the progress of the event.


Masato Nakamura (Co-general Director of the Tokyo Biennale 2023)

Born 1963 in Odate City, Akita, Japan. Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of Painting). A socially aware artist pushing forth diverse art projects with focus on “art x community x industry.” In the early 1990’s, he set up guerilla art projects – “THE GINBURART” in Ginza and “Sinjuku Shonen Art” in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district (1993). From 1996 on, the artist caught global attention by transforming corporate identities into artworks, one major example being the McDonald’s golden arches. In 1997, he formed an alternative artist initiative Command N. Activities of this group include the international video installation “Akihabara TV” held multiple years in 1999, 2000, and 2002. His work was displayed in the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) Japan Pavilion “First & Slow” exhibition. From 2004, he founded a number of art projects including “himming” in Himi (Toyama, Japan) and “ZERODATE” in Odate (Akita, Japan). Nakamura then founded 3331 Arts Chiyoda in June 2010 as an independent and sustainable art center. Through Command N and 3331, Nakamura has founded 10 art bases and held 740 art projects, in addition to overseeing close to 3,100 events with the collaboration of 2,000 artists, 180 core staff members, and 1,350 supporting staff/volunteers. He is the Co-general Director of the Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 followed by the Tokyo Biennale 2023.