Main Program

UJINO, “Dragonhead House” Main Program

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5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 18:00
Tokyo Midtown Canopy Square
[Participation fee]
UJINO exhibits a Roppongi version of Dragon Head that transforms a vehicle into a jaw. A fusion of traffic cones, car, and architecture, it is a moving sculpture with synchronized sound and light. The automobile is a symbol of the 20th century, which was characterized by mass production and the consumer society. Dragon Head is one of the representative works of this artist, who reconstructs everyday items and technology found all over the world, and proposes new definitions of modern culture.



Born in Tokyo in 1964 and is currently living there. He graduated with a B.A. in Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Among his solo exhibitions are “Ujino and the Rotators” (Hayward Gallery Project Space, 2009) and “Lives in Japan” (Yamamoto Gendai, 2018). He also participated in the Yokohama Triennale 2017. Based on his “material world research” into the mass consumption society of the second half of the 20th Century, he reconstructs everyday techniques and objects, including musical instruments, furniture, home appliances, cars and used records, in his work on The Rotators, a project that combines sound, sculpture and performance to redefine contemporary culture.