Text Takaaki Miyake
The opening exhibition features the work of 13 internationally leading artists
SOSU Co., Ltd, which owns brands including Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO and Myne, will open a cross-cultural space for diverse artists ‘NACC/Nihonbashi Anarchy Cultural Center' on 10 September for a limited time of a year.
Based in Nihonbashi, where urban development is progressing, the space will aim to seed a new culture through chemical reactions born at this "playground" of various forms of self-expression, including art, music, architecture, film, photography and fashion.
Johan Huizinga argues that play is central to civilization, that it precedes and forms the basis for human culture in his book 'Homo Ludens'. The idea is that the play element is the essence of human activity and the source of culture, as more than a life-sustaining activity, enriching life.
Based on this philosophy, 'Nihonbashi Anarchy Cultural Center' will exhibit a work by artists with a different method of expression every month and a half from the opening, showcasing 13 artists for the grand opening.
Alongside the exhibition of artworks, there will also be a flower shop specialising in dyed flowers, a space selling coffee beans as well as a retail space for NACC-exclusive items, art books and other goods, and other contents unique to this 'playground'.
NACC / Nihonbashi Anarchy Cultural Center
Address: 1F Nihonbashi Muromachi 162 Building, 1-6-2 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
Opening days: Open all day during the exhibition periods
Opening hours: 10:00-19:00 (Weekdays) / 10:00-20:00 (Sat, Sun & Holidays)
‘Ontological Anarchy on Photo’ Curated by SHIGEO GOTO
Hayate Ito, Yurina Okada, Yutaro Haneji, Rina Maeda, Yusei Matsui (Takuya Sekikawa)
Atsushiro Ito, Kota Okuda, Tetsuya Doi(RequaL≡), Wataru Tominaga, HUMAN AWESOME ERROR (Cai Ming, Hideo Tsunennaga, Shiho Fukuhara and others), Fuyuki Yamakawa, Biko and Kenny from TZC and DIEGO
Dates: 10 September - 20 October
Sponsored by Aoi Neon Co,Ltd., NANASAI Co.,Ltd., Suntory Holdings Limited, Insideout ltd., ON
Supported by JFW Organization