KUMA EXHIBITION 2022

HAPPENINGText: Taketo Oguchi

Following Part 01, ANB Tokyo replaced all the works for Part 02 from 1st April with 30 creators exhibited.


Exhibition Part 02, ANB Tokyo

The exhibition also featured several works that made full use of technology in a unique way, such as; Takuto Yamana’s Othello AI, which won first place in the world; Sota Tezuka’s disposable paper robot hand; Kaito Aoki’s architecture design for space; Goki Muramoto‘s video work that projects bundles of each fiber onto closed eyelids; Shin Hanagata‘s attempt to “move the eyes” by placing a Head-Mounted Display on the body other than eyes to project a film; and Yuuki Sakurai‘s dress made from 3D CAD data in pursuit of the relationship between architecture and clothing.


Exhibition Part 02, ANB Tokyo

Some works portrayed our new lifestyle style shaped by Covid. Ko Ishihara made an interface that lets you scribble and modify a lecturer’s slide during online classes; Daisuke Suzuki visualized bacteria with his bio-art; Len Kusaka expressed his interactions with his Kuma Foundation fellows in a written format; Tsubakuro Yukimura co-wrote a novel with others through social media interactions.


Exhibition Part 02, ANB Tokyo

Some works firmly focused on sustainability. Hana Yagi made dresses made from collages of materials taken from recycled shops; Koichiro Azuma set a device that runs wheels all made with unused bicycles; Yusuke Washimi made accessories by joining plastic products together along the body, representing them as an extension of the body.

The Kuma Foundation is planning to open the Kuma Foundation Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. The purpose is to provide scholarship students and sponsored students an opportunity to present their work. The gallery will open from the end of April to the end of May, as well as special exhibitions throughout the year.

KUMA EXHIBITION 2022
Dates: Part 01: 18th – 27th March / Part 02: 1st – 10th April 2022
Open: 11:00 – 20:00
Place: ANB Tokyo
Address: 2F-7F, 5-2-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Free admission
Hollywood Plaza 5F, 6-4-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
*Due to the Covid-19 restriction, admission must be pre-booked online with a specific date and time.
https://kuma-foundation.org/exhibition2022/

​​Kuma Foundation Gallery
Address: THE MODULE roppongi, 7-21-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10:00 – 18:00)
Closed on Tuesdays
https://kuma-foundation.org/gallery/

Text: Taketo Oguchi
Translation: Ayumi Sugawara
Photos: Naoko Hirose

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