Ever get the urge to sleep in a museum? Well now you can, sort of. For the past 2 years Park Hotel Tokyo has been sponsoring their Artist in Hotel project, an initiative that invites artists to stay in one of their rooms and transform it into their own artwork. Artists are given complete freedom to paint on walls, sculpt objects and do generally whatever they please during their stay. Guests can then stay in those rooms for an intimate experience with the work. After all, what better way to get to know something than to sleep with it?
The hotel currently has 7 rooms completed and they plan on growing that number until 2016 when, if all goes according to plan, all 31 rooms on an entire floor will be decked out in art.
A “matsuri” (or festival) inspired room by Nanami Ishihara, who spent more than a month in the room creating her colorful mural.
The New York-based Japanese calligraphy artist Masako Inkyo stayed in this room for 1 week while she created a mural inspired by Hyakunin Isshu, the classical anthology of poems by 100 poets.
Japanese painter Ryosuke Yasumoto stayed in this room for 11 days creating an immersive wall painting of the 12 animal zodiacs.
Naoki Takenouchi’s 17-day stay resulted in a room that not only incorporates the artist’s love for washi paper, but also finger-tip paintings, woodblock prints and sculptures.
Over a period of 10 days Kiyoko Abe painted a large dragon that wraps around the entire room.