digital art in Tokyo? where?
January 30, 2008 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Going to Tokyo during the first week of August. I really want to see some New Media/Digital art. Where should I go? What should I see?

Is there anything that I (as a high school digital art teacher) should not miss? Or that I should know?
I plan on making a blog for my students and to bring back as much info on different art/artists to share with them. I show them something new every other week and I am running out of things. I need to expand my knowledge. thanks!
posted by nimsey lou to Travel & Transportation around Tokyo, Japan (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
If you haven't already, you should look into the archives for art from japan. The specific exhibitions might be closed, but their venues/galleries/museums will probably have other upcoming exhibitions in the same new media/digital art vein.

Perhaps also check out Video Art Center Tokyo? Also, ICC, The Mori art museum.
posted by suedehead at 9:20 AM on January 30, 2008

I lived in Tokyo for a while and during that time I looked at two things nearly every day while I was there: Metropolis Magazine and

Metropolis is the biggest English-language magazine published in Tokyo and they have pretty comprehensive listings of major art showings, etc. The site, I believe, is updated weekly (every Friday?).

Jean Snow is a designer/freelance writer who lives in Tokyo and is the manager of an art gallery and has a huge bank of knowledge about the slightly more underground goings-on in the art/design world of Tokyo. He posts in his blog multiple times a day about specific shows, artists, or anything going on that he's interested in. He's also extremely friendly and will respond if you post a comment/response in his blog, so you could ask him, too.

other ideas: MocoLoco and possibly NeoJaponisme
posted by ledenes at 10:08 AM on January 30, 2008

Definitely check out Tokyo Art Beat, it's a useful guide for finding out what's going on.
posted by allen8219 at 12:27 PM on January 30, 2008

The Mori Art Museum has some really cool stuff...and you can't beat the view.
posted by Mr. Ugh at 1:44 PM on January 30, 2008

Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but the NTT Intercommunication Center (ICC) has digital media exhibits.
posted by fan_of_all_things_small at 6:13 PM on January 30, 2008

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