Kano Shunsuke: Gaps in the Sandwich
Venue [ The Triangle ]
Kano Shunsuke is a Kyoto-based artist who works primarily with photography. His practice involves taking photograph after photograph, building them up into a single, complexly layered print in an endeavor to offer glimpses of images of another world within everyday things and landscapes.
The gallery on the first basement floor features Kano’s latest entry in Pink Shadow, the series central to his recent practice. By adding a transparent sheet with a dot pattern to the back of a photograph and lighting this from behind to rephotograph it, he expresses the complexity of positional relationships. The result evokes in viewers a sense of uncertainty over their response to what they are seeing. The ground-floor glass wall showcases a large installation with the most recent in Kano’s compression training drawing and collage series, created like daily sketches and here blown up and printed on fabric. Explore the mystery of “seeing” that accompanies novel subversions of perception.
About “The Triangle”
“The Triangle” is a space that is newly created on the occasion of the renewal opening of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. Our aim is for it to become a venue to nurture emerging artists, centered on artists associated with Kyoto, and to provide an opportunity for museum visitors to experience contemporary art. In order to connect the “artist, museum and viewer” in a triangle and deepen their connection, we will use this space to host a series of special exhibitions bearing the name “The Triangle” as we set out to present new artistic creations from Kyoto.
- Oct. 26, 2021 - Jan. 23, 2022
- The Triangle
- Closed on
- Mondays, New Year holidays (Dec.28 - Jan.2)
* except public holidays.
About the Artist
Born in 1983 in Osaka Prefecture, Kano Shunsuke completed postgraduate studies with a major in printmaking at Kyoto Saga University of Arts. Now based in Kyoto, he is known for his work that mixes such mediums as photography, print, collage, and video. Since he was selected for both the Canon New Cosmos of Photography and the 15th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art in 2011, he has continued to present work publicly. As a member of THE COPY TRAVELERS, he exhibited at MOT Annual 2019 (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2019).
Digital catalogue of Kano Shunsuke: Gaps in the Sandwich, the sixth exhibition at The Triangle, is now available on the museum’s website free of charge. The PDF publication contains an essay by the curator in charge of the exhibition and numerous installation views of The Triangle and Northwest Entrance. The museum will continue to publish digital catalogues for the exhibition series to archive activities at The Triangle.
Date of publication: March 2022
Published by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Price: Free of charge
Edited by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art