Hiroaki Morita : DIALOGUES 2nd “River Town” (Kawa no Machi) (Nihonbashi Institution of Contemporary Arts、Tokyo)



Hiroaki Morita:DIALOGUES 2nd “River Town” (Kawa no Machi) (Nihonbashi Institution of Contemporary Arts、Tokyo)

2.6 – 2.21.2015




Art Autonomy Network [AAN] 2015
Doubles x 3 parts exhibitions


The 2nd Exhibition: “River Town” (Kawa no Machi)
Jon Sasaki (Toronto) x Hiroaki Morita (Tokyo)


Part2: 6th Feb. – 21st Feb. 2015 (10 days)
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Venue: NICA: Nihonbashi Contemporary Arts
Address: PUBLICUS B1 13-1 Odemacho Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Admission:500yen (passport valid for all parts)
Open Hours: 11:00-18:00
Opening Reception: 6th Feb. 18:00-20:00
Artists Talk: 7th Feb. 16:00 – 18:00 1,000yen incld. Passport, One drink @ Creative Hub 131 3rd Floor.
Special Guests:
Masato Fujii (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Tranport and Tourism),
Genichi Ide(Boat People Association),
Tohru Nakazaki(Artist),
Isamu Muto(N-mark)


Curator: Emiko Kato
Organiser:Art Autonomy Network[AAN]
Cooperation: NICA: Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Arts
N Studio,Inc.
Supporter: British Council Tokyo, Canada Embassy
Grant: the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation




The city of Edo was evolved and known as “river town”.  There are Nihonbashi River and Kamejima River in Nihombashi area, and there are many disappeared rivers such as Sakura River and Shinkawa (river).  Soon after the establishment of the EdoShogunate, the rivers were maintained and used as water transportation where many merchant ships were going by.  Those ships played important role to bring not only the merchandise but also culture and wealth to the area.
Having gone through the traumatic disasters such as earthquake and WWII, the rivers much changed as well as the city.
In the exhibition, two artists will collaborate to search the river and to shoot documentary videos cruising underwater by the self-controlled camera. See what happens……find something historical objects, so on ?