Clear Your Calendars: ArtGigTokyo1, May 8, 15:00–03:00


Beatriz Inglessis, The Primal Scene (2011), Image courtesy of the artist and ArtGigTokyo (c)

ArtGigTokyo1: “Dirty, dirty! Sex, sex!”

8 May 2011, 15:00 ~ 03:00

Bar Exit, 2-12-16 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0022

Curator Shai Ohayon is pleased to announce the launch of the curatorial project ArtGig in Tokyo, a series of art happenings in public places.

The themed events will commence with a sex themed art happening featuring internationally renowned artists such as Yoko Ono, Makoto Aida, Elmgreen & Dragset, ChimPom and Mario A., among other artists.

The event, entitled: “Dirty, dirty! Sex, sex!” will be presented at Bar Exit(バー・イグジット)in Shinjuku Ni-chome. “Ni-chome” has a long-standing association with the gay scene of Tokyo and considered by many locals as a site of sexual promiscuity and debauchery.

We aim to present some 15 local and international artists along with music and performance art pieces and transform the entire club into an improvised art gallery.

Artworks will include pieces of many disciplines and site-specific installations, using the walls, the actual bar, toilets, lockers, changing room and stage.

Artists are asked to present works that reflect their practice and that deals directly with their notion or understanding of the theme.

Attendance to the event is free-of-charge to the public and visitors will be encouraged to explore the space, engage with the artworks and to enjoy the array of performances that will be featured as part of the event.

In addition, visitors will be invited also to participate in a raffle that will close the event, with gifts from the Mori Museum, Nadiff, MOMA Gift Shop, Wut Berlin, Tokyo Art Beat and more.