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ICC Annual 2022: Life / Likeness

June 25, 2022–January 15, 2023

ICC Annual 2022: Life / Likeness


“ICC Annual” was launched as an extension of a previous series of exhibitions that have been held under the title “Open Space.” While adopting the same concept, the new program incorporates longer exhibitions that take place over periods of six months each.

The whereabouts of our consciousness, and the position of technology in contemporary society, are things that have been inspired and continuously updated by the latest trends in media technology. The new exhibition series was developed as a vehicle to focus on these aspects through media art and other artworks, and from the diverse viewpoints and styles facilitated by current media environments.

Today, a variety of systems based on computational technologies are being implemented within our daily living environments. The technological systems that mediate between humans and computers have evolved into interfaces that penetrate our living environments in rather natural ways, and with life-like behavior patterns generated by algorithms. They will certainly develop even further in the future.

At the same time, by analyzing mechanisms of nature based on an understanding of the recursiveness and contingency of natural phenomena, we have become able to simulate different types of nature from the standpoint of technology, define new ways of living, and ultimately, gain a new understanding of nature, life, and ourselves.

We may say that, in this age of “self-organizing inorganics,” our living environments have acquired a new “lifelikeness” introduced by digital technology and natural phenomena. This exhibition aims to discuss aspects of technology in works that were inspired by such environments, and realized through interaction with the respective systems, as well as various expansive projects based on contemporary social topics and technological trends, such as issues related to climate change, gender, NFT or metaverse.

Date: June 25, 2022–January 15, 2023
Real-space Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC] Gallery B
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
* On December 20, 2022, due to hold an Artists’ Talk, the exhibition will be opened until 7:00pm.
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), Maintenance day (August 7), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 26 to January 4)
Admission Fee: Adults 500 (400) Yen / University Students 400 (300) Yen / Admission free for High school students and younger
Combo tickets with “Viewpoints of Reality in the Multi-layered World”: Adults 800 (700) Yen / University Students 600 (500) Yen

Online reservation is available from 7days before the visit day.
The day tickets are available at ICC reception.
Online reservation (“e-tix DATA FARM”)
Available from 7days before session before the start of the session.

Online Exhibition Venue:
Fee: Free for experience

Online Exhibition Venue

Curator: HATANAKA Minoru
Curatorial Team: YUBISUI Yasuko, KASHIMADA Tomoya
‘Hyper ICC’ Co-Curator: 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.




ICC Video Archive ‘HIVE’


* The admission free area is open until March 5, 2023.


Related Information

ICC Annual Passport

On-sale date: July 5, 2022
Price: 1,000 Yen
Period of Validity: From the day of purchase to March 31, 2023

Discount Information

Discount with the exhibition held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
If you show ticket stub of the following exhibition that will be held in the same period at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery at 3F Tokyo Opera City, we offer discount to admission fee. Also, you can be admitted at discount if you show ticket stub of the exhibition.

Discount with “MuPon”

“Grutto Pass”

Chirashi Museum * in Japanese

ICC Discount Coupon
Please print out and bring it with you or present the terminal screen at the reception desk. It is possible to enter the exhibition at a discounted fee.
|→ discount coupon | (PDF)

Discount with the exhibition “Digital x Hokusai” organized by NTT East Corporation
If you see the exhibition “Digital x Hokusai” and “ICC Annual 2022: Life / Likeness” on the same day, you can be admitted at discount.

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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