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2021年夏の
東京・丸ノ内に総面積約7000㎡
世界最大級の巨大壁画が出現!!

In Marunouchi, Tokyo A large scale mural art installation with an ​approximate area of 7000 m2,
one of the largest of its kind in the world, will appear in the summer of 2021.

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プログラムについて

About Program

This new program is designed to be the core of "Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL", an art and cultural festival that enlivens Tokyo, where the Olympics and Paralympics are to be held.

It sprung from the idea of making the world's largest public art installation in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. With the games focusing peoples attention from all over Japan and around the world, it is designed as a symbol of the message FESTIVAL.

The large glass walls of the Marunouchi Building and New Marunouchi Building, were chosen as the venue as they stand in front of Tokyo Station, the largest station in Japan and a highly visible symbol of Tokyo.

For this summer only, the Marunouchi Building and New Marunouchi Building, landmarks of the Marunouchi area, widely known as Tokyo’s art hub and a symbol of the city for many years, will be transformed into a pair of huge canvases.

起用アーティストについて

The artists

Tadanori Yokoo is a world-class artist who was part of the design team for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and has been a leader in the Japanese art world for many years. His co-artist will be Mimi Yokoo, his daughter and renowned artist.

These large scale murals will be first large-scale collaboration between parent and child. They were asked to create their own art works using the same concept. Tadanori's work will appear on the New Marunouchi Building and Mimi's work on the Marunouchi Building.

The artists were chosen, with thought given to that with two paired towers as the site, artists with connections to each other such as brothers, couples, a parent and child would be ideal. Eventually Tadanori and Mimi with their strong connection to each other were chosen.

Tadanori expresses the fantastic cutting-edge nature of the world while Mimi draws on the everyday carefully and petitely. The works created for this installation by two people with different worlds and expressive forms will be side by side on the two huge canvases that are in a paired relationship at the Marunouchi Building and the New Marunouchi Building.
1936年兵庫県生まれ。美術家。72年にニューヨーク近代美術館で個展。その後もパリ、ヴェネツィア、サンパウロ、など各国のビエンナーレに出品し、パリのカルティエ財団現代美術館など各国の美術館で個展を開催。15年高松宮殿下記念世界文化賞、令和2年度東京都名誉都民顕彰。7月17日より東京都現代美術館での大規模な個展が開催される。 Born in 1936 in Hyogo prefecture. Artist.
He held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1972. He continued to exhibit his work at biennales in Paris, Venice, Sao Paulo, and other countries, and held solo exhibitions at museums around the world, including the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. He was awarded the Prince Takamatsu Memorial Prize for World Culture in 2015, and was designated as honorary citizen of Tokyo in 2020. A large-scale solo exhibition of his work will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo from July 17.
画家。1994年「Tadanori&MimiYOKOO」展で展覧会デビュー。1995年個展開催から、東京を中心に、全国各地で開催。2000年 PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE MILLENNIUM、Spring Summer2000 を担当。最近ではme ISSEY MIYAKE “MIMI YOKOO”の第一弾(2017年)から第三弾(2020年)までコラボレーションを展開。 Painter. Made her debut in 1994 with the exhibition "Tadanori & Mimi YOKOO," and since her first solo exhibition in 1995, has held exhibitions in Tokyo and other cities throughout Japan. In 2000, she was in charge of Spring Summer 2000 of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE MILLENNIUM, and also has released collaborations with “me ISSEY MIYAKE ‘MIMI YOKOO’” from the first project (2017) to the third (2020).

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The concept of this project

The concept of this project is “Universe COSMO POWER”. Innumerable entities make up the vast universe and continue to grow endlessly.

The activity of minute life forms become energy by connecting and gathering together creating a swell that continues to grow into the future.

This project contains the desire to transmit this energy, this big swell of universe life forms, from Tokyo to the world and to the future.

Based on this concept, we asked Tadanori and Mimi to create original works with themes of water (aqua) and fire (ignis) as they are the elements which form the basis of space-life.

While this project was originally planned to be held in summer 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19, it was postponed for a year.

Discussions continued to be held with Tadanori and Mimi after the postponement decision was made.

A theme suitable for summer 2021 that embraced the energy that transcends from Tokyo to the world and from the present to the future was chosen.

Through the works of the two artists expressing themes in a pair, like the mural drawn in ancient times that transcend time and the places they were made and bring discoveries and imagination to the present day, it is hoped that this instillation can send a message which transcends nationality and time itself.

Also, as the art works can be view from various vantage points from higher or lower as well as left and right of center across the massive 7000㎡+ surface areas, the artists have adopted a method that allows you to find different discoveries depending on where you look from.

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALとは

About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that unfolds a variety of cultural programs in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Tokyo, promoting its appeal as a city of arts and culture.

Official WEB site: https://tokyotokyofestival.jp/
TOKYO TOKYO FESTIVAL

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13とは

About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo sought a wide range of creative and innovative ideas from the public for projects that would become the core of the cultural programs for the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL. From a total of 2,436 project proposals submitted from within Japan and overseas, 13 were selected for implementation. The 13 projects are collectively named “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13,” and are being implemented in sequence.

Official WEB site: https://ttf-koubo.jp

実施概要

Event outline

Period: Saturday 17th July 2021 - Sunday 5th September 2021
Admission: Free
Venue: Marunouchi Building (2-4-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-Ward Tokyo), New Marunouchi Building(1-5-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-Ward Tokyo)
Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit, direct connection from Tokyo Station of Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

Organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo
Planning and Management: Drill Inc.
Supporter: Mitsubishi Estate Company Co., Ltd, Mitsubishi Jisho Property Management Co., Ltd (venue support)
Corporation: Atamatote International, Amana Inc, Antenna Ltd, Odds Design

For inquiries about this project
“Super Wall Art Tokyo” Secretariat (Drill Co., Ltd.)
E-mail|superwall@drill-inc.jp
  • 東京都
  • ARTS COUNCIL TOKYO
  • Drill