"Media Suitcase Exhibition" at Narita Airport Presents "New Japanese Culture"

A sample art piece at "Media Suitcase Exhibition."

Enlarge this image Enlarge this map

The Media Suitcase Exhibition opened at Narita International Airport in Narita, Chiba Prefecture, outside Tokyo, on February 1.

The airport aims to present "New Japanese culture" to travelers passing through in February as the many art festivals and other events held this month lead to an influx of visitors from abroad. Exhibitors include PantoGraph, a creative unit that manipulates real-world objects in unique ways to produce photographs and animated shorts; Taro Suzuki, a media artist whose work is based on primal beauty and physical phenomena from the natural world; and "plaplax," a collaborative unit of artists that employs interactive artworks and designs indoor settings in creative ways.

The exhibit is in the fourth-floor departures lobby in the South Wing of Terminal 1 (near Zone G). There visitors can see the three artists' works united under the overarching theme of "suitcases," which evoke thoughts of airports and travel. A person involved in the exhibit described it as "media art incorporating various world views and contrivances."

The exhibit is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. until February 28. Admission is free of charge.