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The Hints: An Exhibition Unveiling 12 perspectives for looking at the present and the future

A groundbreaking art exhibition, titled "The Hints ‒ 12 Perspectives for Looking at the Present and the Future," is currently underway in Tokyo, offering a unique blend of contemporary art and insightful perspectives on society and future trends. Hosted at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Building 1F Earth Garden, this exhibition is free to the public and will run from December 12th to December 23rd, 2023.

The art SMBC

Etsu Egami

"The Hints" presents the works of twelve contemporary artists, each providing a unique lens through which the present and future can be discerned. This exhibition aims to inspire and provoke thought about dealing with social change. It offers an interactive experience, encouraging visitors to engage deeply with the themes and ideas presented.

The exhibition showcases a diverse range of artworks by artists such as Kohei Nawa, Takuro Kuwata, Noritaka Tatehana, Etsu Egami, Rikako Kawauchi, Mariko Matsushita, Kimiyo Mishima, and others. Their works span various mediums and styles, reflecting the richness of contemporary Japanese art.

Kohei Nawa : Photo by Nobutada OMOTE


Noritaka Tatehana:Photo by Keizo Kioku

Enrico Isamu Oyama : Photo by Atelier Mole

Organizers express their hope that the exhibition will not only shine a light on the talented artists of Japan but also play a role in revitalizing the Japanese art scene. By making art more accessible and understandable to the public, "The Hints" seeks to change the perception of art in Japan, encouraging more people to integrate art into their daily lives.

With its distinctive concept and execution, "The Hints" serves as a platform for meaningful dialogue and inspiration, showcasing the influential role of art in enriching our understanding of the present and shaping visions of the future.


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9:00-18:00 (Weekday), 13:00-18:00 (Weekend)




Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Building 1F Earth Garden


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