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Press Release


May 12, 2016

Open Space 2016: Media Conscious

May 28, 2016–March 12, 2017

NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]

Exhibition Information

Date: May 28, 2016–March 12, 2017
Venue: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Hours: 11:00am–6:00pm
Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, then Tuesday), The year-end and New Year Holidays (December 29 to January 4), Maintenance day (August 7, February 12)
Admission free
Organizer: NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
Address: Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-1404 Japan
Access: 2 minutes walk from Hatsudai Station East Exit on the Keio New Line
Inquiries: Toll-free Telephone 0120-144199 (Domestic only)

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

A space that combines ICC’s diverse functions, Open Space integrates galleries, a mini theater, and the video archive “HIVE.” Since its launch in 2006, the exhibition has been held as an admission-free event with changing contents each year. Based on the mission of ICC, it aims to function as an open platform where possibilities of communication culture and art created with the help of advanced technologies can be presented to a large number of people.

Exhibition Outline

“Open Space 2016: Media Conscious” 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. Literally a beginner’s guide to media art, the exhibition features
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 institutions. All of them are being displayed along
with explanatory notes designed to help the visitor gain a better understanding, according to our aim to present media art in a
fun and easily accessible way.
This 11th installment of “Open Space” is a “media conscious” themed exhibition focusing on the nature of media art as a
vehicle for discovering new values through a conscious approach to media.
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.

Exhibiting Artists and Works

AKAMATSU Nelo “Chijikinkutsu” 2013–15
IWAI Toshio “Marshmallow Scope” 2002
IWAI Toshio “Marshmallow Monitor” 2002
exonemo, new work
Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU “Portrait on the Fly” 2015
TANIGUCHI Akihiko “Something Similar to Me / About Seeing Things” (new work)
TSUDA Michiko, new work
Gregory BARSAMIAN “Juggler” 1997 (ICC Collection)
FUJII Naotaka + GRINDER-MAN + evala “The Mirror” 2015
FUJIMOTO Yukio ‘Rendezvous’
FUJIMOTO Yukio “still life” (new work)
HORIO Kanta, new work

Collaboration Projects

Goh UOZUMI “Audiovisual for Cryptocurrency” (tentative title / new work), “State of Empty” (new work)

Date: May 28–September 25, 2016
Cooperation: Institut Français Tokyo

‘Media Conscious in Asia’

Date: November 1, 2016–March 12, 2017

Research & Development Corner

WATANABE Keita Laboratory, Meiji University ‘Dissolving’

emergencies!—introducing emerging and prospective artists

emergencies! 028 KUBO Gaetan ‘Research & Destroy’

Date: May 28–August 6, 2016

emergencies! 029 AOYAGI Natsumi

Date: September 13–November 20, 2016

emergencies! 030 ICHIHARA Etsuko

Date: December 20, 2016–March 12, 2017


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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