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Twenty-First-Century Enjoyment Plaza: Private Space And Contemporary Art In Mori’s World

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This chapter shows that the smoothing over of space, time and cultural intensity are hallmarks of a twenty-first-century enjoyment plaza, indicative of an ideological condition in Japan today. It develops parallel and contrasting thinking on some contemporary trends in Japan's diverse arts and culture scene. The chapter explores new spaces of arts and cultural life and emphasizes some of their socio-political dimensions. The notion of the twenty-first-century enjoyment plaza, as well as referring to the author's extended analysis of Tokyo's new garden of commercial-cultural dreaming, Roppongi Hills, points to a trend in postmodern and globalized societies to promote a boundless happiness and empty euphoria in public life. In order to gain access to the land for Roppongi Hills, over the decade of the 1980s individual property owners either gradually signed over their land to Mori Minoru in return for new apartments in the Mori complex or sold-up or moved altogether.

Keywords: contemporary art; Japan's diverse arts; Mori Minoru; private space; Roppongi Hills; socio-political dimensions; twenty-first-century enjoyment plaza



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