JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles announces the new exhibition “RECONNECTING: A Vision of Unity” opening on Wednesday, June 16.
The exhibition features an installation by Japanese contemporary
artist Kengo Kito, who is known for using surprising materials like hula hoops to create eye-catching, fun and immersive spaces where visitors can explore thought-provoking perspectives.
Kito, for the first time in his career, will remotely direct our Los Angeles-based team’s installation process from Japan, allowing him to create art beyond his immediate surroundings.
As Japan hosts the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the installation will also align with one of its core concepts: Unity in Diversity.
In the words of the artist, “During the COVID-19 pandemic, the connections between people have been disrupted and weakened, so in my work I wanted to create a visual expression of the idea that our world is made up of ‘connections’ – something that is very clear to us all.”
This vibrant, large-scale installation will unfold in phases at the re-opened gallery space at Hollywood & Highland, and a related satellite installation will be on view for a limited time at Westfield Century City.
Wednesday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 15, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (PDT), Location: JAPAN HOUSE Front-Gallery, Level 2, Complimentary
Wed. June 16 – Mon. September 6, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (PDT), JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2, Complimentary
Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT)
Line, Circle and Space in Art Now and Zen
Wednesday, July 14, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (PDT)