About the Exhibition

NAWA Kohei will display "Foam", an installation employing foam and light. Foam - tiny bubbles appearing in succession and coalescing in a mass. Nawa expresses foam’s power to autonomously create an organic structure. The individual bubbles, which are born and die in a process resembling the cellular processes of metabolism and circulation, awaken in viewers associations with the source of life.

Nawa Kohei-FOAM

In Foam, small cells bubble up ceaselessly with the slight oscillations of a liquid and gather together, covering the liquid as they spontaneously form an organically structured conglomeration of cells. As the risen volumes of foam link together and reach saturation, they continue to swell, occasionally losing vitality and spreading out over the ground.

NAWA Kohei

NAWA Kohei

Artist/Director of SANDWICH Inc./Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design Born in 1975. Currently based in Kyoto. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts with a Ph.D. in Fine Art Sculpture in 2003. He established “SANDWICH,” a creative platform for production in 2009. He explores the potentiality of sculpture, working with beads, polyurethane foam, silicone oil, and a wide range of other technologies and materials, through his original concept “PixCell.” Nawa's recent projects extend this exploration to architecture and performance, to create both space and art.

Period :2019.4.27 (Sat.) - 2019.8.25 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa - Gallery 13
Closed:Mondays (Open on Apr 29, May 6, Jul 15, Aug 12), May 7 (Tue.), Jul 16(Tue.)