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Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future

May 27, 2017–March 11, 2018

Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future


“Open Space” is an exhibition introducing works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments, to a broad audience. On display along with explanatory notes that help understanding the respective pieces are leading works from the realm of media art, artworks incorporating cutting-edge technologies, works with a critical standpoint, and in addition, projects that are currently in progress at various research institution. Next to presenting works to view and enjoy, the exhibition was conceived as an occasion for visitors to think about backgrounds and contexts such as today’s diversified forms of media and communication, problems in contemporary society, future prospects, and in addition, new sensibilities and aesthetics.

In the year of the 20th anniversary of the opening of ICC, the 12th installment in the series, titled “Open Space 2017: Re-envisioning the Future” and themed around creating new future visions, looks back on the past two decades, while at once reflecting on what kind of future we might be able to propose for the decades to come.

Also on the schedule during the exhibition period are a number of related programs including talk sessions, lectures, symposia and workshops with artists and experts, as well as guided tours around the exhibits with explanations by the curatorial staff.

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017–Sunday, March 11, 2018
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm
*On September 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23, 2017: 11:00am–8:00pm
*On March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2018: 11:00am–8:00pm
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday except February 13, 2018), Maintenance day (August 6 and February 11), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 28 to January 4), February 12, 2018
Admission free

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]


evala [See by your ears]

This work is installed in an anechoic room, which visitors experience, one at a time.

The Research & Development Corner

This corner introduces research cases in academic institutions such as universities and laboratories. Future predictions created by engineers and educational institutions are presented. The Research and Development Corner also acts as a collaborative research environment for new technology.


HIVE is the video archive of ICC. On HIVE terminals in ICC's premise, one can access to the digitalized video archive such as ICC video art collection, interviews with various artists, and wide-ranging activities of ICC since its opening in 1997 - exhibitions, symposia, artist talks, live events and workshops. Additionally, some of the above video archive are also available in the web version of HIVE ( that launched in June 2006. They are provided to the users under a Creative Commons Lisence, which allow users to make their own creative uses with the video materials for non-profits. By this initiative, we intend to disclose our resource in an open way.


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