April 3-July 10
As a multi-talented director, Japanese filmmaker and poet Sion Sono has been a regular participant of international film festivals, garnering critical acclaim for his dark and expressive films such as “Noriko’s Dinner Table” (2006), “Cold Fish” (2011) and “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” (2013).
This is Sono’s first solo exhibition and displays works based on his award-winning 2015 sci fi “The Whispering Star,” which follows a delivery-service worker as she drops off packages throughout the galaxy. Through installations, visual artwork and video clips, the exhibition provides a deeper insight into the director’s mind, including details of his choice of Fukushima as a location for “The Whispering Star” and 555 pages of storyboards from Sono’s 25 years of filmmaking.
Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art; 3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Gaienmae Stn. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Wed. till 9 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 03-3402-3001; www.watarium.co.jp