Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
106-615 Tokyo

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artists & participants

Hasegawa AiMemo Akten Alibaba Group Exhibition Hall Greeting Team ANOTHER FARM Archiphilia Project TeamMasumori AtsushiGuy Ben-Ary Bjarke Ingels GroupVincent Callebaut ArchitecturesZackary CanepariOron CattsDan K ChenMatthieu CherubiniDrea CooperSebastian CoxMorohoshi DaijiroSimon Denny Ecologicstudio Entertainment Robot aiboYakushimaru Etsuko EXPO 2025 OSAKA Foster + PartnersVincent Fournier Future Cities in Movies Gramazio Kohler ArchitectsAgi HainesMichael Hansmeyer HASSELL STUDIO + EOCHugh HerrIshiguro HiroshiBjarke IngelsNinela Ivanova JAPAN venue design for bidding KANSAI Amy KarleEndo Ken Klarenbeek & DrosHelen KnowlesElena KnoxOgawa KoheiJakob Lange Li ShanThe Living / David Benjamin LOVOT Rafael Lozano-Hemmer MAD ArchitectsAida MakotoOPEN MEALSThe Mediated Matter GroupAchim Menges MX3D New Territories Next Nature Network NIKKEN SEKKEI Nissan Intelligent Mobility × Art ProjectMaruyama NorihiroTezuka Osamu OuchhhNeri OxmanPatricia Piccinini Pomeroy StudioDaan RoosegaardeDiemut StrebeIkegami Takashi TAKENAKA CORPORATION TAKT PROJECTIgarashi TaroYamanashi Tomohiko + Loose Interface Project TeamPatrick TressetMike TykaThe Why FactoryKrzysztof Wodiczko WOHA Women´s Technology Association Wotech XTU Architects YAP Morimura YasumasaNakazato YuimaIonat Zurr 

press release

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow
What Is True Affluence, What Is It to Be Human, What Is Life? 19.11.2019 - 29.03.2020

Advances in technology over the past few years are now starting to have a significant impact on various aspects of our lives. It is said that not too far in the future, human beings will be entrusting many of their decisions to AI (artificial intelligence) which will then supersede human intelligence; the advent of “singularity” will potentially usher in enormous changes to our society and lifestyles. Another development, that of blockchain technology, looks set to build new levels of trust and value into our social systems, while advances in biotechnology will have a major impact on food, medicine, and the environment. It is also possible that one day, we humans will be able to extend our physical functions, and enjoy longer life spans. The effect of such changes may not be necessarily and universally positive, yet surely we need to at least acquire a vision of what life may look like in the next 20-30 years, and ponder the possibilities of that new world. Doing so will also spark fundamental questions about the nature of affluence and of being human, and what constitutes life.

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow, consisted of five sections: i.e. “New Possibilities of Cities;” “Toward Neo-Metabolism Architecture;” “Lifestyle and Design Innovations;” “Human Augmentation and Its Ethical Issues;” and “Society and Humans in Transformation,” will showcase over 100 projects/works. The exhibition will aim to encourage us to contemplate cities, environmental issues, human lifestyles and the likely state of human beings as well as human society - all in the imminent future, via cutting-edge developments in science and technology including AI, biotechnology, robotics, and AR (augmented reality), plus art, design, and architecture influenced by all these.

Aida Makoto, Memo Akten, Alibaba Group Exhibition Hall Greeting Team, ANOTHER FARM, Archiphilia Project Team (TAKENAKA CORPORATION), Guy Ben-Ary, Bjarke Ingels Group, Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Dan K Chen, Matthieu Cherubini, Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, Simon Denny, ecoLogicStudio, Endo Ken, Entertainment Robot aibo, EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, JAPAN venue design for bidding, Foster + Partners, Vincent Fournier, Future Cities in Movies (Igarashi Taro), Gramazio Kohler Architects, Agi Haines, Michael Hansmeyer, Hasegawa Ai, HASSELL STUDIO + EOC, Hugh Herr, Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange, Amy Karle, Klarenbeek & Dros, Helen Knowles, Elena Knox, Li Shan, LOVOT, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko, MAD Architects, Maruyama Norihiro, Masumori Atsushi, Ikegami Takashi, Ogawa Kohei, Ishiguro Hiroshi, Achim Menges, Morimura Yasumasa, Morohoshi Daijiro, MX3D, Nakazato Yuima, New-Territories / François Roche, Next Nature Network, Nissan Intelligent Mobility × Art Project, OPEN MEALS, Ouchhh, Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group, Patricia Piccinini, Pomeroy Studio, Daan Roosegaarde, Diemut Strebe, TAKT PROJECT, Tezuka Osamu, The Living / David Benjamin, The Why Factory / Delft University of Technology, Patrick Tresset, Mike Tyka, Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Women’s Technology Association (Wotech), WOHA, XTU Architects, Yakushimaru Etsuko, Yamanashi Tomohiko + Loose Interface Project Team (NIKKEN SEKKEI), YAP

Curated by
Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Kondo Kenichi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Tokuyama Hirokazu (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Honor Harger (Executive Director, ArtScience Museum, Singapore)