Enjoy Diverse Art Forms at “Heart in the Art – Eat to the Beat” at The Millennials Shibuya!
This is your chance to meet Tokyo-based artists, DJs and chefs who make up Shibuya’s multinational and diverse art, music and food scenes.
The Millennials Shibuya will hold an art fair “Heart in the Art – Eat to the Beat” on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
Lifestyle capsule hotel “The Millennials Shibuya” – a future-oriented lodging experience
Opening in March 2018, The Millennials Shibuya is a next-generation lodging facility consisting of “smart pods,” which use IoT to create highly-functioning, entertaining accommodation based on the concept of “a future-oriented lodging experience.” While the Japanese minimalist concept of capsule hotels has attracted worldwide attention for years, the high-tech and additional features added by IoT at The Millennial Shibuya have made it stand out. The hotel has been featured in many domestic and international media outlets from traditional news sources like Kyodo News and Japan Today to viral YouTube videos. In addition to the Smart Pods, the hotel is also known for its well-designed common areas, including the lounge, workspace and self-service kitchen, that can be used freely 24 hours a day and take up 20% of the total hotel space, offering a hotel stay that matches the lifestyle of each guest.
“Heart in the Art – Eat to the Beat,” an event that touches on diversity
Located in the melting pot of Shibuya, The Millennials Shibuya welcomes a diverse range of guests from around the world. The multinational hotel staff respects and embodies the concepts of “diversity” and “freedom.”
This year’s event is a market-style cultural experience combining art, music and food, and will be held in the lobby lounge where guests and co-working visitors always hang out.
The staff, who regularly encounter millennial and Gen Z guests from around the world, invited five Tokyo-based millennial and Gen Z artists from Japan and abroad. A wide range of genres will be exhibited and sold, including traditional Japanese calligraphy and art incorporating innovative techniques. Each artist will have their own area where they will exhibit and sell their work. Depending on the artist, items for sale will range from small items such as stickers and postcards to apparel goods such as T-shirts and tote bags to paintings.
A renowned American chef will also sell original hamburgers limited to this event. A DJ from the U.S. will keep the energy up by playing music to match the space. The event is open to not only hotel guests, but also to the local community and those who are curious about the hotel.
Please enjoy this opportunity to experience the richness of The Millennial Shibuya’s culture and community, which embodies diversity and offers not only a lodging experience, but a chance to interact with people from around the world.
Event Title: The Millennials Art Fair “Heart in the Art – Eat to the Beat”
Date & Time: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 18:00-22:00 (Allowed to stop by and leave anytime)
Place: The Millennials Shibuya, 4th floor lounge
Fee: 500 yen *Free for guests and co-working space users
Bonni Kalli （Instagram : @https://www.instagram.com/almosthetic_human/）
Multimedia artist/designer from Bangladesh. As a Japanese-born Bengali, she is interested in contrasting art forms. Human emotions, social influences and pressures underlie her work.
She explores the fusion of traditional calligraphy styles and pop culture. She has exhibited her work in Taiwan and Europe, and has collectors mainly in France, the U.S. and other foreign countries. Recently, she collaborated with LEGO to release the LEGO art series of Hokusai’s world-famous ukiyoe work “Kanagawa Okinonamiura.”
“I like to shake up traditional calligraphy by breaking the rules, depicting a funny idea or using a non-traditional material like plastic, denim or AI…without a shred of guilt!”
Julia （Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juchicuaz/）
Queer artist from Mexico. Combining abstract elements and recognizable shapes, she expresses her identity in her art. She creates art with the hope that each viewer will leave with a strong impression of her pieces.
Born in Brooklyn and currently lives in Tokyo. He has exhibited his works in Japan, Vietnam and New York. Majoring in art design, he studied at the School of Visual Arts school in New York and also studied as a robotic design researcher at Waseda University. He creates his own art by combining traditional and innovative techniques.
Using ink, transparent watercolor, acrylic gouache and Photoshop, he specializes in ambivalent expressions that are both tired of and obsessed with life.
He has made it his mission to explore the fundamentals of various music genres and to do what no one has yet been able to create. His vision is to encourage people to be free by sharing his original creative music.
Originally from Los Angeles, U.S.A., he is currently based in Tokyo and travels around the city offering his original food at various pop-ups and food events. For this event, he will sell his original “Pom Pom Burger” and three types of French fries.