OPEN SITE 2019-2020


OPEN SITE 2019-2020

OPEN SITE is a Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) open call program which began in 2016 and aims to build a platform that brings together projects focused on artistic expression across all genres. This year marked the fourth annual call for proposals, and a total of 202 applications were received. Following a strict selection process, successful candidates included four projects in the Exhibition category, three projects in the Performance category, and two projects in the OPEN SITE dot category. Additional projects in the TOKAS Recommendation Program and the Educational Program bring the total of projects being launched to 12. All of the successful candidates exhibited a strong will and sense of freedom, along with an overflowing desire to share their projects with the world. We hope you look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition.


TitleOPEN SITE 2019-2020
Date [Part 1] 2019/11/23 (Sat) - 2019/12/22 (Sun)
[Part 2] 2020/1/11 (Sat) - 2020/2/9 (Sun)
Closed11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23-1/10, 1/14, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3
Time [Exhibition] 11:00 - 19:00
[Performance | OPEN SITE dot] Vary based on the programs
Admission [Exhibition | OPEN SITE dot] Free
[Performance] Vary based on the programs
OrganizerTokyo Arts and Space (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
VenueTokyo Arts and Space Hongo


Part 1 | 2019/11/23 (Sat) - 2019/12/22 (Sun)

YOF (OHARA Takayoshi, FURUSAWA Ryu, YANAGAWA Tomoyuki)
2D Painting

11/23(Sat) - 12/22(Sun)

[Performance|TOKAS Recommendation Program]
days and a festival

11/30(Sat) - 12/1(Sun) 

Timeline Project
WOMEN Artists & History

12/6(Fri) - 12/7(Sat)

UNNO Rintaro
Counterattack by Land / Curious Obsession

11/23(Sat) - 12/22(Sun)

Physical Theater Company GERO
Dance and talk? or Talk and dance?
12/12(Thu) - 12/15(Sun)

abirdwhale | Kakinoki Masato
We, Questioning Norms of Love and Sex, and Attempting to Build Love Relationships with Hongo

12/19(Thu) - 12/22(Sun)

Part 2 | 2020/1/11 (Sat) - 2020/2/9 (Sun)

Exposing the bushes

1/11(Sat) - 2/9(Sun)

NAGAI Nozomi × MEGURO Yosuke
A form of a human telling of things

1/17(Fri) - 1/19(Sun) 

[OPEN SITE dot|TOKAS Educational Program]

2/1(Sat) - 2/9(Sun)


1/11(Sat) - 2/9(Sun)

baby tooth

1/24(Fri) - 1/26(Sun) 

[OPEN SITE dot|TOKAS Educational Program]
WADA Nahoko (Access Point: Architecture-Tokyo)
Learning and Experience: History of Hongo through Architectural Tour


Ticket Booking

Please book your tickets for performance/talk event/workshop by Booking Form or E-mail.

①Booking Form
Please fill out the Booking Form on the each program page of TOKAS website.

Please send E-mail with providing your Name, Phone number, Title of the program, Date and Time of the program, Number of the tickets with a subject of “OPEN SITE booking request [title of the program].”
Please note that booking requests will be closed during 2019/12/26-2020/1/6.
E-mail: ticket2019(at)
*Please change (at) to @

*OPEN SITE Administration Office will reply a booking confirmation within three working days. Please contact us again in case you do not receive the confirmation E-mail after three days.
*Payment should be made by cash at the door.
*Booking acceptance will be closed when the seats are fully booked, or at 17:00 of the day before each performance. For the latest ticket information, please check the TOKAS website. 

OPEN SITE 2019-2020 Open Call Overview

Application period
2019/2/1 (Fri) - 4/10 (Wed)
Total number of applications
Jury members
HATANAKA Minoru (Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC])
HISANO Atsuko (Program Director, The Saison Foundation)
MOURI Yoshitaka (Sociologist / Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
KONDO Yuki (Program Director, Tokyo Arts and Space)

Related Event

OPEN SITE 2019-2020 [Part 1] Opening Talk
Date2019/11/23 (Sat) 16:00-17:30
GuestHATANAKA Minoru (Chief Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC])
ArtistYOF (OHARA Takayoshi, FURUSAWA Ryu, YANAGAWA Tomoyuki), UNNO Rintaro

*Admission free / No booking required / With Japanese-English interpreter

OPEN SITE 2019-2020 [Part 2] Opening Talk
Date2020/1/11 (Sat) 16:00-17:30
GuestMOURI Yoshitaka (Sociologist / Professor, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Artist IHARADA Haruka, Tess MARTIN etc.

*Admission free / No booking required / With Japanese-English interpreter