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What Is True Affluence, What Is It to Be Human, What Is Life? An exhibition prompting us to think about our lifestyles from now on, and how human beings will look in the not-too-distant future “Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow” will be held at the Mori Art Museum from 11th November, 2019 to 29th March, 2020.

The Mori Art Museum has in the past presented unique, thematic exhibitions combining contemporary art with historical and scientific objects, including Medicine and Art (2009-2010) and The Universe and Art (2016-2017). This exhibition will go a step further, mixing an array of very different exhibits not confined to the contemporary art genre, but also including urban theory and architecture, design and product innovation, bio-art, and even movies and manga, in an endeavor to develop a unique style of art exhibition.

With the year 2020 looming, the movement of people and goods both within Japan, and in and out of the country, is gathering pace, and there is a growing need for us to take a fresh look at this country from even more international viewpoint. Future and the Arts exhibition will be a platform for internationally-focused discussion on matters we are now confronting, such as urbanization, environmental problems, aging demographics, automation in various fields and more – all concerns that architects, designers, artists and researchers around the world are attempting to address – and their accompanying challenges for the future.

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow
Date: 11th November, 2019 – 29th March, 2020.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Tuesday till 17:00)
Place: Mori Art Museum
Address: 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Adult 1,800 yen, University / Highschool student 1,200 yen, Child 600 yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, NHK
Curated by: Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum), Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum), Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum), Honor Harger (Executive Director, ArtScience Museum, Singapore)
Curatorial Advisors: SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, The Mori Memorial Foundation
Tel: +81-(0)3-5777-8600

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo will be closed from February 29th as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

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