Kengo Kito “Flimsy Royal”

A photo report from the opening of Kito’s new solo show at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn.

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Kengo Kito "Flimsy Royal"

at Long Island University/ Brooklyn Campus Art Galleries
in the DUMBO, other Brooklyn area
This event has ended - (2009-07-01 - 2009-07-31)

In Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2009-07-03 print

Kengo Kito, whose work was included in the “Roppongi Crossing 2007” exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo as well as NYAB’s own First Anniversary show, is currently a resident artist at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. NYAB stopped by the opening of his month-long solo show, “Flimsy Royal,” and found a silver shell with bright light peeking out. According to Kito, who has been in New York for about a year, the title of the exhibition reflects his surprise at the two very different faces of the city: a rich and glamorous place, yet cheap and “flimsy” when you look beneath the surface.

The fishbowl space is curtained off.
Inside, neon lights and pink streamers.
Mysterious bumps in the floor.
The gold foil curtain.
Uneven flooring—like the streets of NYC, Kito says.
Artist Kengo Kito.

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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