Recommended Exhibitions in Japan for July 2022

NPO ADF presents the Art Galleries and Museums Exhibitions in July 2022. In addition to the calendar of events, we provide detailed information, for example, about the exhibited works. Up-to-date information on opening hours can be found on the websites of each museum before you visit them.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo "MOT Collection 2nd Rewinding Collection" Exhibitionadf-web-magazine-mot-collection-2nd-rewinding-collection

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo owns a collection of about 5,500 works from modernism to the present, with an emphasis on post-war art. In the "MOT Collection" exhibition, different aspects are made for each session to show works and convey the charm of contemporary art. This exhibition is the second exhibition of "Rewinding the Collection" (2020-), which shows the works in the order of the year of production, while rewinding the history of the collection including the period of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, which took over the works when the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo opened (1995).

This time, it goes back to the 1960s, when anti-art artists such as Tetsumi Kudo gathered in the "Yomiuri Indépandan" exhibition, to the opening of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's new building in 1975, to when the collection of works and special exhibitions began in earnest. From 1975 to the 1990s, the exhibition highlights the collected works of various artists such as Richard Long, Miyako Ishiuchi and Toshikatsu Endo through the exhibitions in two museums.

  • Period: July 16 (Sat.) - Oct. 16 (Sun.), 2022
  • Closed: Mondays (open July 18, September 19, October 10), July 19, September 20, October 11.
  • Opening hours: 10: 00-18: 00 (admission to the exhibition space is 30 minutes before closing).
  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Collection Exhibition Room

AXIS Gallery | "Current Surface Design & Technology" Exhibition Opens New Horizons in Architecture

adf-web-magazine-current-surface-design-and-technologyAXIS Gallery hosts an exhibition titled "Current Surface Design & Technology" from Friday, July 8 to Thursday, July 14, 2022. What has the rapid development of digital technology brought to architecture? The event is a place to experience the "future" ushered in by the new technology, exemplified by a group of works that combine the surface design of famous architects with digital technology.

  • Period: July 8 (Friday) - July 14 (Thursday), 2022
  • Opening hours: 11: 00-19: 00 (until 17:00 on the last day).
  • Venue: AXIS Gallery (Roppongi)
  • Admission free

A pop-up store celebrating the birth of Cartier's limited edition jewelry collection opens in Omotesando

adf-web-magazine-cartier-trinity-for-chtose-ave-of-sacai-omotesandoSix models of the limited edition jewelry collection "CARTIER TRINITY FOR CHITOSE ABE OF sacai," designed by Cartier and sacai designer and founder Chitose Abe by merging their respective visions for the "Trinity" ring. To celebrate the birth of the limited edition collection, we will open a pop-up store at Omotesando Crossing from July 7 to 25. Designed by architect Sou Fujimoto, the pop-up store vividly reflects the limited collection's theme of "Security and Betrayal" and "Contradictory Values" in the space.

  • Location: Omotesando Crossing: 5-1-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Period: July 7 (Thursday) - July 25 (Monday), 2022
  • Business hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Free admission
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ATELIER MUJI GINZA "Research! Design that fascinates the process" exhibition


The exhibition "Research! Design that Fascinates the Process" will be on display from July 1 (Friday) to August 28 (Sunday) 2022 at ATELIER MUJI GINZA Gallery 1 and 2 in the MUJI Ginza Store. Through the works of three groups of DAE, including Christine Menderzma, known as a pioneer in research, and young people who are now attracting international attention, Simon Bagen Botero, Satomi Kinoshima + Porin Agustoni and DAE, the horizon of new design will be visible.

  • Date: July 1 (Friday) - August 28 (Sunday), 2022
  • Venue: MUJI Ginza 6F ATELIER MUJI GINZA Gallery 1 ・ 2
  • Time: 11: 00-21: 00 free admission
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Neil Hod "Echo of Memories"


KOTARO NUKAGA (Roppongi) presents a solo exhibition by Nir Hod (1970), an artist from Israel currently living in New York, from July 9 (May) to August 27 (March) 2022. "Echo of Memories" will take place. The exhibition consists of new works from Hod's masterpiece, the chrome painting series "The Life We Left Behind," and new monochrome paintings based on found photographs.

  • Period: July 9 (Sat), 2022 - August 27 (Sat), 2022.
  • Opening hours: 11: 00 - 18: 00 (Tuesday - Saturday).
  • Venue: KOTARO NUKAGA (Roppongi)
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SHUN SUDO Solo Exhibition "Blowin'in the Wind"


The solo exhibition "Blowin' in the Wind" by SHUN SUDO, an artist with a pop style reminiscent of graffiti, is held at elephant studio in Tokyo. In this exhibition, which will be held from Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 24, 2022, screen prints will be exhibited and sold in addition to 9 new original paintings by SHUN SUDO, 3 lithographs, 6 lithographs + paintings, etc.

  • Period: July 9 (Sat) - July 24 (Sun), 2022 * Closed Wednesdays.
  • Venue: Elephant Studio 1-2F Time: 12: 00 ~ 19: 00
  • Free admission
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Louis Vuitton "SEE LV" Exhibition


Louis Vuitton holds a traveling exhibition "SEE LV" at Tokyo Midtown Lawn Square in Roppongi from July 8 (Friday) to August 21 (Sunday) 2022. This exhibition, which began in Wuhan, China in 2020, invites you to take a journey through the 160-year history of the brand. After Hangzhou in 2021 and Dubai in 2022, the event will be held in Tokyo, the fourth port of call. The launch takes place via an immersive digital experience that combines a selection of historical archives from the brand's Heritage Collection with the latest creations.

  • Period: July 8 (Fri) - August 21 (Sun), 2022
  • Venue: Tokyo Midtown Lawn Square Time 11: 00-20: 00 Last admission 19:30
  • Free admission (pre-registration required): Louis Vuitton official account LINE accepts registrations starting June 29 (Wednesday)

Solo exhibition "Simple Light" by Waku


Artist Waku's first solo exhibition in two years, "Simple Light" will be held at two venues: CON _ and Domicile Tokyo. Waku was born in Tokyo in 1996. In 2017, he belonged to the group "Shimadaneon," which makes neon signs, while attending Aoyama Gakuin College. In 2018, he moved to New York alone and trained at "Brooklyn Glass". In 2019, he returned to Japan and had his first solo exhibition "Gowanus" in the same year.

  1. Place: CON
    • Session: June 25-July 24, 2022
    • Time: Wednesday-Sunday: 14: 00-19: 00
  2. Venue: Tokyo Domicile
    • Session: June 25-July 6, 2022
    • Time: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00-20:00