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Mar 01,2014. UPDATE

INTRODUCTIONMEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014: An exhibition of Tokyo and the world, past and future, technology and art

GUEST:
KOSEI KOMATSU,ISSEY MIYAKE DESIGNER YOSHIAKI MIYAMAE, LIGHT ARTIST HIROYUKI MORIWAKI, SCULPTOR, PROFESSOR AT TSUKUBA UNIVERSITY MORIO SHINODA, JTQ PRESIDENT JUNJI TANIGAWA, RHIZOMATIKS PRESIDENT SEIICHI SAITO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF LEXUS INTERNATION

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014, was held from Feb. 7th to Mar. 30th 2014, at its primary location of Roppongi Hills, for the 2nd time since its debut last year. The event was held at both the “Tokyo City View” observation deck on the 52 floor of Roppongi Hills, and at INTERSECT BY LEXUS in Aoyama. 18 works by 16 artists were exhibited here; a celebration of leading Japanese art, video, music and performance; a showcase of technology art that brought the city to life.

(top left)IMG SRC / NON-GRID MAT Flipdots Wall (top right) teamLab Homogenizing and Transforming World (bottom left) Kosei Komatsu Lifelog_Chandelier_2.2 (bottom right) Hiroyuki Moriwaki Hikari no hamon(Ripple of light)

One of the works on display at the main venue was the piece, “Physical presence”, by INTERSECT BY LEXUS and creative group RHIZOMATIKS. This work integrated the high spec. and iconic LFA super car which released only 500 cars in the world in 2012, and the “Nurburbing Package”, of which there are only 50 in the world. The installation reflected the cars’ high performance and global appeal with creative use of sound and light.

INTERSECT BY LEXUS stood in as the secondary Aoyama venue for the event and housed installations by 2 artists. Kosei Komatsu’s “Lifelog Glider” and “Secret Garden”, which used devices that control natural phenomenon, to create poetic environments remained on display until February 20. From March 10 to 30 in the first floor garage space, leading light artist Hiroyuki Moriwaki’s “atto car” and “Ripple of light” was exhibited. These works, created in conjunction with INTERSECT BY LEXUS were unique to the event, and many people turned out to see it.

3 talk sessions were also organized around the same time at both INTERSECT BY LEXUS and Tokyo City View. These rare opportunities focused on the potential of technology and art, and included explanations of art installations by the artists themselves.

You can get a feel for what the opening event was like from this video

"Grand Opening of the Art Live Event MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO“ (Japanese only)
Aoyama venue
INTERSECT BY LEXUS
2014.2.8 – 20
  • Artist
    Kosei Komatsu
  • Piece
    Lifelog_glider, Secret Garden
  • Date/time
    Feb.8 (Sat), to 20 (Thurs), 9:00 - 23:00
    (No fixed holidays)
  • Venue
    INTERSECT BY LEXUS 1F GARAGE
  • Admission
    Free
2014.3.10 – 30
  • Artist
    Hiroyuki Moriwaki
  • Piece
    atto car, ripple of light
  • Date/time
    Mar.10 (Mon), to 30 (Sun), 9:00 - 23:00
    (No fixed holidays)
  • Venue
    INTERSECT BY LEXUS 1F GARAGE
  • Admission
    Free
Roppongi venue
Roppongi Hills 52F (Tokyo City View)
2014.2.8 – 20
  • Date/time
    Feb.7 (Fri), to Mar.30 (Sun)
    Weekdays / Sunday / public holidays:
    10:00~23:00 (Friday / Saturday /
    day before a public holiday: 10:00 - 25:00
  • Venue
    Roppongi Hills 52F (Tokyo City View)
  • Admission
    JPY 1,500 (incl. tax)