Signs of Memory 2016 ー pink windows project in kujiragaoka

Signs of Memory 2016 ー pink windows project in kujiragaoka 2001-

Signs of Memory 2016 ー pink windows project in kujiragaoka

The shopping district in the town of Kujiragaoka is lined with historic architecture and other retro buildings. Hara’s project turns the windows of buildings in this district pink – beginning with this Umezu Kaikan, a symbolic building of Kujiragaoka – while reflecting the memories of people who reside in this region. Hara’s artistic approach centers on words, and is based on communication with local residents. He interviewed owners and residents of the buildings one by one, elicited their words and the region’s history, and taking inspiration from these, created drawings and inserted them into pink panels. The unique shapes of each building show up vividly in pink, transforming the whole town into a wonderland where past and present, reality and memory, are in dialogue with each other.

Art Information

Number

D-14

Title

Signs of Memory 2016 ー pink windows project in kujiragaoka

Cooperation

Nakagawa Chemical, Liquitex, bonnyColArt Co., Ltd., JSP Corporation, Nemoto Denko,Tohoku University of Art and Design

Artist

Takafumi HARA

Takafumi HARA Takafumi HARA

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