Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”

Hara Museum Arc (Gunma)

poster for Kengo Kito “Multiple Star Ⅲ”
[Image: "Multiple Star Ⅲ" (detail/reference image) photo: Futoshi Oki]

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This is the third and final installment of the three part ten-month exhibition currently being held in Gallery A at Hara Museum Arc. In Part I, Kengo Kito unveiled an installation comprising 1,300 hula hoops, a favorite motif of the artist, which filled the large space with color and liveliness. For Part II, Kito captivated viewers with mostly new, energetic works that imbued the exhibition space with a special kind of tension.

For the artist, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, Part III represents a culmination of his creative activities to date in the form of a new large-scale installation. Made specifically for the venue, the installation follows Kito’s past creations in the way they changed appearance depending on the light or movement of the viewer. This aspect was manifested in such pieces as a rotating disk comprised of numerous discrete mirrors that produced an ever-changing pattern from the reflected image or scene, or numerous scarves stitched together, each with a totally different pattern. In the new installation, elements from previous explorations interact in complex ways to form a single work of art. Kito’s ambitious use of space is sure to surprise and delight.

Kito produces artworks incorporating colorful materials common in everyday life using a variety of expressive methods, including large-scale installation, sculpture and painting. Featured in the exhibition title, the term “multiple star” refers to a system of three or more stars that appear to be in close proximity to each other when viewed from the earth.


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from September 16, 2017 to January 08, 2018
Closed on Jan. 1 (Mon)


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