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The tourMori, located in the heart of Roppongi, home to the Mori Art Museum

Mori Tower, located in the heart of Roppongi, home to the Mori Art Museum

Architecture of the Mori Art Musuem

Architecture of the Mori Art Musuem

The Art Gallery of Contemporary Art Mori museum gallery transperse conformity and sheds new light on the Mori museum art.du transperse conformity and sheds new light on the art.

The contemporary art museum gallery Mori transperse conformity and sheds new light on the art.

A mandala from "The Universe and the Art" exposition

A mandala from "The Universe and Art" exposition

The summit of art

In the heart of Roppongi Hills, a symbol of boundless real estate grandeur, between stores and restaurants, the Mori Art Museum has led to a desire for culture, unprecedented in this area.

Perched on top of the tower of the same name, the Mori Art Museum, created by the magnate Minoru Mori, a powerful real estate entrepreneur, has played a major role in the revival of Roppongi . Directed for five years by the British David Elliot, who headed the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, this contemporary art gallery stigmatizes conformism. His successor Fumio Nanjo maintains the founding line: have a different perspective on art. In 2012, as director and curator, he initiated Arab Express, the first exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern artists in Japan.

From Kusama to Sugimoto

Aware that a museum without a collection is not a museum, the Mori Art Museum has initiated a policy of acquisition of works mainly by young, Asian artists. Here, unlike other cultural institutions, exhibits are not aimed at grabbing headlines in the Japanese press (Asahi, Yomiuri and Nikkei) who are fond of crowd-pleasers, but chosen by the curators themselves. Thus, Yayoi Kusama, a figure of pop art and environmental art, the face of the avant-garde New York and then in Paris with Yves Klein, and conceptual photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, created the event. A transversal approach and a policy of openness raise this museum above the rest, placing it at the pinnacle of international cultural institutions.

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