Art and New Ecology

May 28 - June 26, 2022


Arisa Chinen, Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen, Kazuhiko Hachiya, HATRA+Synflux, Takeshi Honda, AKI INOMATA, Shu Isaka, Junya Ishigami, Rinko Kawauchi, Keiken, Kiwokuza, Klima, Seiha Kurosawa, Stefano Mancuso, Yuko Mohri, Aki Nagasaka, Koji Nakazono, Motohiko Odani, Kanji Ono, Chloe Paré, Ryuichi Sakamoto + YCAM InterLab, Ayako Sato, Masatake Shinohara, Sputniko!, Elena Tutatchikova, Iku Watanabe + Gaku Inoue, Liliana Zapata, Marina Zurkow


Artistic Director: Yuko Hasegawa

Co-curator: Toshiaki Ishikura, Masatake Shinohara, Seiha Kurosawa, Hiroki Yamamoto


This exhibition, revolving around the theme of “art and new ecology,” aims to shed light on ecological art practices from efforts by both artists and researchers of the current age.
In the “Anthropocene,” a time when human activities have greatly impacted nature and changed the global environment, anthropocentrism and excessive capitalism have put not only the natural environment but also our social and spiritual environments at risk of becoming unsustainable.
Under such circumstances, artists are taking on the role of mediators and translators who investigate, observe, and communicate the “new ecology” that comprehensively perceives these environments to the public through a new aesthetic.
Art, through sensory learning, influences the way we live and think by presenting a micro-perspective that works on the viewer's body, consciousness, and sensitivity, and a macro-perspective that visualizes the reality surrounding our world based on data and informational evidence.
Art from now on will connect our divided world with empathy and explore how we can imagine a de-anthropocentric, pluralistic humanity that includes animals, plants, objects, etc.
This exhibition shall equip us with various indicators and hints as we search for new ways of thinking and living, like a compass leading our way, in the post-COVID era.


Events during the exhibition

“Ueno Forest Concert”
Date: Saturday, May 28, 17:00-18:00 / Sunday, May 29, 14:00-15:00 
Venue: University Art Museum 1F entrance
Admission: Free 
Performer: Kiwokuza
Players: Eri Ishiyama (Vo), Chie Ito (Cho), Keito Noro (Cho), 
Yoshiro Atsumi (Ba), Suguru Kamesaka (Gt), Wataru Shoji (Key), Shunya Gomi (Dr)

“International Symposium: Art and New Ecology” 
Date: 19 June, 2022 
Speakers (tentative): Emanuele Coccia, Stefano Mancuso, Toshiaki Ishikura, Masatake Shinohara, Sputniko!



May 28 - June 26, 2022 (Closed on Mondays) 


 Tokyo University of the Arts, University Art Museum 3F &

The 5th Floor (Art Space in Nezu, Tokyo)

Opening Hours

University Art Museum - 10:00〜17:00 

The 5th Floor - 11:00〜18:00


The 5th Floor:4 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Nezu Station (Chiyoda line)
Tokyo University of the Arts, University Art Museum:

10 minutes walk from Exit Koen-guchi of Ueno Station (JR line)

12 minutes walk from South Exit of Uguisudani Station (JR line)

Entrance fee

¥1,000 for adults

¥500 for university students

Free for high school students and younger, and over 65s*

(*Free admission to The 5th Floor)


​The 5th Floor


“Art & New Ecology” Executive Committee, Tokyo University of the

Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts


Nomura Foundation, Kao Art Foundation, The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Cultural Foundation, and Geidai Friends 


CyberZ Corporation, OEN Corporation,

Culture Vision Japan Foundation Inc.

Patronage for 

The 5th Floor



Tomio Koyama Gallery, and MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, 



“Art & New Ecology” Executive Committee, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts 

Email: artandnewecology@gmail.com 

Tel: +81-50-5525-2725


​The 5th Floor:info@the5thfloor.org