Main Program

Kengo Kito, “hanging colors”, “broken flowers” Main Program

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5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 18:00
The National Art Center, Tokyo
[Participation fee]
A colorful textile waterfall, hanging colors accentuates the glass facade designed by Kisho Kurokawa. During daytime, sunlight shines through the fabric and colored "dreams" fill the interior space. The gathered "dreams" then burst out into the city as light at night.
For broken flowers, mirrors cover the main entrance area and images of flowers are projected onto them.
These beautiful floral visuals are, at the same time, metaphors of hollow dreams and illusion.


Kengo Kito

Born in 1977 in Aichi Prefecture, he is currently living in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture. In 2003 he completed his postgraduate studies in the Oil Painting Department at Kyoto City University of Arts and became an Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 1999 he launched and participated in the management of “art space dot“, a space managed by the artists themselves, and began to be active as an artist while still a student at Nagoya University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Migration Kaiyu” (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2015) and “Kengo Kito Multiple Star” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art ARC, 2017). Using hula hoops, threads, mirrors and other everyday, readymade goods he expresses himself in a wide variety of media, including installations, paintings, sculptures and videos.