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Mori Art Museum "Chim↑Pom: Happy Spring"

Period: Feb 18, 2022 - May 29
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Chim↑Pom, an artist collective*1, has worked on a number of projects that intervene in society with original ideas and outstanding action, and to surprise us. The subjects of the work range from cities, consumerism, satiation and poverty, Japanese society, atomic bombs, earthquakes, star images, media, boundaries, publicness, etc., and many of them have a strong message about events and various problems in modern society, but many of them also feel humor and sarcasm.

In addition, they have taken up social issues such as discrimination and prejudice against infectious diseases and plague patients, pollution and boundaries that have become apparent in coronal disasters as if they were foreseeable in their previous works. The suggestive issue is now worth considering.

This is the first full-fledged retrospective exhibition that introduces the 17th anniversary of The Chim↑Pom's masterpieces from the early days to recent years and new works for this exhibition at once. The exhibition is organized in accordance with themes such as urbanity and publicity, Hiroshima, and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and examines the whole picture of the activities while highlighting events that artists consistently consider. On the other hand, we will try to shed new light on the work with a dynamic exhibition structure rich ingenuity.

The exhibition's subtitle, "Happy Spring," contains Chim↑Pom's message that he hopes for a bright spring even in the lingering Corona disaster and that he wants to remain imaginative even in the midst of adversity in the long-awaited spring. Today, when the future is uncertain, their powerful work that breaks the preconceion will stimulate our imagination and become a signpost for thinking about a better future together.

*1 Collaboration between multiple artists

[Reference illustration]
Chim↑Pom, Bill Burger
2018 Mixt Media (floor floor for 3 floors cut from the building of The Garlic Restaurant, residue on each floor)
400×360×280 cm (left), 186×170×155 cm (right) Source: Ningen Restaurant, Smappa! Group, Hiroya Furuto Private Collection (left)
Courtesy: ANOMALY, Tokyo
Exhibition view: "Grand Opening" ANOMALY, Tokyo, 2018 Photo: Kenji Morita

Hours10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Last admission 9:30 p.m.)
*Until 17:00 on Tuesdays only (last admission 16:30)
*Until 22:00 on Tuesday, May 3 (holiday) (last admission 21:30)
Adults 1,800 yen (1,600 yen)
Student (high school and university student) 1,200 yen (1,100 yen)
Child (4 years old to junior high school student) 600 yen (500 yen)
Senior (over 65 years old) 1,500 yen (1,300 yen)

[Saturdays, Sundays, holidays]
Adults 2,000 yen (1,800 yen)
Student (high school and university student) 1,300 yen (1,200 yen)
Child (4 years old to junior high school student) 700 yen (600 yen)
Senior (over 65 years old) 1,700 yen (1,500 yen)

* If you purchase a ticket on the dedicated online site, the fee of ( ) will apply.

* Advance reservation required (date and time designated ticket) has been introduced. You can purchase "date and time tickets" from the dedicated online site.
* If there is a space available on the day and in the date and time designated frame, you can enter without advance reservation.
*Prices include consumption tax.


53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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