After launching locations in Tokyo’s Akihabara and Koenji neighborhoods, BnA (Bed and Art) Hotels has now opened its doors to the BnA Alter Museum in Kyoto that features 31 permanent art exhibitions that guests can sleep in. The ambitious undertaking saw 15 Japanese artists having collaborated with 9 art directors to transform the new establishment’s hotel rooms, a 10 story vertical staircase gallery called SCG, the museum shop, cafe, lounge, and bar.
Highlights include digital works by Daito Manabe, a sound and light installation by EYE, and 360-degree murals by longtime BnA collaborator Mon Koutaro Ooyama. Not to mention the SCG’s opening exhibition entitled “TO SELF BUILD” features works by Japanese artists Akiyama Buku, Muku Kobayashi, Taro Komiya, and Yumi Nakata.
Guests who book rooms at the BnA Alter Museum are patrons of art. “A percentage of each room booking is direct income for artists who has created permanent exhibitions,” said BnA Hotels in a statement.
View the permanent exhibitions above and then head over to BnA Alter Museum’s official website to learn more. Double rooms start at ¥16,000 JPY per night stay (approx. $140 USD).
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BnA Alter Museum
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TACKING CITY NIHONBASHI supported by BnA TC is exhibiting works by young Tokyo based artists and creators, supporting them through physical space and financial support to create, experiment, and explore their artistic endeavours. Proceeds from the entry fee go straight to the artists for the next round of exhibitins and events. This weekend is your last chance to see this exhibition… don’t miss the shenanigans ARTISTS Automoai – @auto_moai Takuro Tamayama – @takurtamyam Taku Nishimura – @takunisimura Marina Fujiwara – @mudazukuri SCHEDULE 19.03.29 – 19.03.31 EXHIBITION HOURS 17:00–22:00 – 29th 11:00–22:00 – 30th 11:00–20:00 – 31st ENTRY 1,000円 Location and more info ?