I remember that about 2 or 3 years ago you could find several contemporary art galleries around Roppongi: T&G arts, K’s Gallery, Scai x scai, and others. It seemed like Roppongi was the new place to assemble contemporary art, culminating with the Mori Arts Center (part of what was later called the Art Triangle Roppongi). But, where are they all now? Some of them closed for good and others moved from the area. Now the Tokyo Art Map has an emptier Roppongi, and a more crowded Ginza. What happened?
Now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
This is a project held by the Tokyo Government. The institution’s name is Tokyo Wonder Site, and, like Design Festa or Geisai, it works like an experimental place that accepts applications from different artists so they can kind of self-promote themselves. But, Tokyo Wonder Site takes it to another level when they offer not only a space, but the opportunity to have a show at MOT, and artists residences.
More info here.