Roppongi Hills

Kazuhiko Hiwa, “HIWADROME TYPE ε” Part of the early viewing exhibition program
Town Installations

《HIWADROME TYPE Δ》Installation view at GRAND FRONT OSAKA, 2022

9/3(Sat) - 9/16(Fri) 10:00 - 20:00
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday) 10:00 - 22:00
* On 9/19 (Mon/Holiday) open until 18:00 only
Roppongi Hills West Walk 2nd Floor
[Participation fee]
“HIWADROME TYPE ε” is a 5-meter-tall sculptural work constructed of about 60 stacked wheelchairs, interlaced with LED lights and metal structures. The entire piece is painted in monochrome, and, when illuminated, the whole sculpture appears as a giant mass of light. Hiwa expresses his own disability by using the wheelchair as a subject in his work in an effort to transform their value, or perhaps reinterpret their context, thereby creating a distinctive presentation.


Kazuhiko Hiwa

Born in Osaka. Rooted in the concept of hiwadrome, artist Hiwa creates video works themed to physicality and installations that utilize the model of wheelchair that he uses. He also engages in playful public interventions in the form of performances and projects that inquire into issues of barriers, relationships, and accessibility. Recent exhibitions include Water Ripple Exhibition 2021 (Watarium Museum, 2021), ART SCRAMBLE (Grand Front Osaka, 2022), and others.