The 14th Ikebukuro Montparnasse Museum of Art will be held from May 16th to 29th. With the concept that "the entire town will be an art museum", venues are dotted in various places in the town such as department stores, universities, NPO groups, and nearby galleries. You can enjoy various art while visiting the city of Ikebukuro. This time, plans are also planned for the "East Asian Cultural City 2019 Toshima", which is currently being held. There is a wide range of lectures on art exchanges focusing on East Asia and exhibitions of pictures drawn by children from China and Korea. More than 60 art events such as exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, and walks in the streets during the two-week session are packed. Above all, "Ikebukuro Art Gathering Open Call Exhibition (IAG Open Call Exhibition)", which is the main project, has increased its presence as a public open call show every year. Not only contemporary art, but also exhibitions and lectures related to "Ikebukuro Montparnasse" from which this art event originated are planned. You can enjoy this event from a wider perspective by knowing the spirit of the artists who have been fostered and inherited in Ikebukuro. At this opportunity, how about going around town in Ikebukuro?
|Day and time||Opening special round-table talk "What I learned from Ikebukuro Montparnasse" from Thursday, May 16th, 20th, 2035: Sunday, May 12 from 3:00 pm (Rikkyo University Tategawa Memorial Hall )|
|Main exhibition event information||<Ikebukuro Art Gathering Open Call Exhibition> A public open call exhibition aimed at discovering excellent artists and creating places of interaction. Date and time: May 24 (Friday) to May 29 (Wednesday) 11 am to 7 pm Venue: Tokyo Art Theater 5F Gallery <East Asian Cultural City 2019 Toshima-related project>・ Old and contemporary East-Western art evening "Ikebukuro, Paris's Montparnasse" and East Asian art exchange / Date: Thursday, May 16 6:00 pm 30 minutes to 8 pm Venue: Rikkyo University Tachikawa Memorial Hall, 3rd floor Conference Room-35th Anniversary Design Studio-Bal Exhibition / Date: Friday, May 24-Sunday, 26 noon-6 pm Venue: Tokyo Art Theater B1F Atelier East <Other> Exhibitions, lectures, city walk events, workshops, etc. We set up general information center in Tobu Hope Center underground central passage, and distributed brochures.|
|Background / Supplementary items||Ikebukuro Montparnasse: In the 1930s and 1940s, there were several atelier villages (houses with ateliers) around the Ikebukuro West Entrance, and many artists and their aspirations were active. The atmosphere came to be called "Ikebukuro Montparnasse" by poet Hideo Oguma. Museum of Translation Art Official Website: http://www.kaiyu-art.net/|
|Host||Ikebukuro Montparnasse Museum of Art Museum Executive Committee|
|Inquiry||[The secretariat] Public interest foundation Toshima future culture foundation (Nihara or Takahashi) Telephone 03-3981-4732|