Shanghai Gallery of Art and TOSHIO SHIMIZU ART OFFICE are pleased to present the exhibition “超空间 INBETWEEN” by three artists whose work features “inbetween” in different forms: Kengo Kuma, Shiro Kuramata and Anish Kapoor.
Three distinct approaches taken by these artists produce synergistic effects in a multi-dimensional space that will offer an extraordinary experience to the audience.
Kengo Kuma is an architect who perceives the origin of a kind of architecture, one that constructs itself by breaking up spaces. The spaces created by Kengo Kuma are in continuation while being deconstructed. Air and light stay inside of the space while permeating the outside. In other words, he creates a space with both clarity and ambiguity, where humans and the universe (nature) are not completely separated.
Shiro Kuramata is a product designer who has removed the physicality from daily objects. Kuramata’s design removes gravity from the objects, liberating them from the restraining spells of physical existence.
The sculptures created by Anish Kapoor have the power to transform an entire surrounding space. Anish Kapoor’s sculpture is “zero” space appearing in this real world. This “zero” space exists not only within his sculpture but dominates the whole space where his work is placed and the audience who stands within the space.