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Open Space 2021: New Flatland

October 30, 2021–February 27, 2022

Open Space 2021: New Flatland


“Open Space” is a series of exhibitions designed to introduce works of media art and other forms of artistic expression born out of today’s media environments, to a broad audience. On display are leading works from the realm of media art; artworks incorporating cutting-edge technologies and/or expressing critical standpoints; works by promising young artists; and in addition, projects that are currently in progress at various research institutions. Accompanied by explanatory notes that help understand the respective pieces, exhibits are not only presented to view and enjoy, but the series at large aims to encourage visitors to think about backgrounds and contexts such as today’s diversified forms of media and communication, technology-driven contemporary society, future prospects, and in addition, new sensibilities and aesthetics.

Titled “New Flatland,” this year’s edition focuses on artistic approaches in a technological environment in which, as a result of the integration of the real world and the world of information in the so-called “post-Internet age,” the originally contrasting dimensions of reality and virtuality have been leveled out and connected.

Also on the schedule during the exhibition period are a number of related programs including talk sessions, lectures and symposia with artists and experts, as well as guided tours around the exhibits with explanations by the curatorial staff. In addition, various related events with international guests are planned to be held in cooperation between NTT laboratories and other cultural institutions.

Date: October 30, 2021–February 27, 2022
Real-space Venues: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery B,
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm

* On February 26 and 27
Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm

Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 27 to January 4), Maintenance day (February 13)

Admission Free (Reservation is required)
Online reservation (“e-tix DATA FARM”)

Online reservation

Online Exhibition Venue: *in Japanese
Fee: Free for experience

Online Exhibition Venue

Curators: HATANAKA Minoru, YUBISUI Yasuko
Co-Curation: TANIGUCHI Akihiko

Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation)

* Opening hours and holidays are subject to change. Please visit the ICC website for up-to-date information.




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.

* The contents that have been released under the Creative Commons license on the web version of HIVE will be released only for streaming for the time being from April 1, 2021.


Related Information

Request for visitors 
The countermeasures against COVID-19

The following will not be permitted to enter ICC.

  • People with a fever of 37.5℃ (99.5℉) or above. (Visitors will have their temperature taken upon entry with a thermal camera and non-contact thermometer.)
  • People who have traveled within the past two weeks to a region or country with a high infection rate.
  • People with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent fatigue, etc.
  • People not wearing a face covering.

* Please visit the ICC website for up-to-date information.

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