Art for Breakfast 2020: Kenryou Gu | ArtistVIEW EVENT DETAILS
November 13 - "We May Never Understand Art"
Join us for breakfast roundtable with artist Kenryou Gu to discuss about his works and evolution as an artist. Discussion titled, “We May Never Understand Art”, he will cover the philosophy behind his works, how he got here and where he is headed as a young artist. Kenryou was born in Kyoto and raised in Shanghai and is now based back in Kyoto.
With his works, he uses photography expansively as a means to compress and transform the information accumulated in one’s physical sensations in urban spaces. Though original methods he created, different times and places are connected and reconstructed. Gu builds and connects a cross-section of invisible information stratum that forms sceneries, guiding the eye through hidden contexts of periphery space. His works can be viewed on a building exterior in Marunouchi as well as hip locations like Tsutaya Bookstore in Roppongi Hills.
Kenryou Gu was born in Kyoto in 1994 and raised in Shanghai. He graduated from the College of Contemporary Art and Photography at Kyoto University of Art and Design. While in university, he studied abroad at École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles, France. Gu is recipient of the “KG + Award 2018” grand prize as well as the “sanwacompany Art Award / Art in The House 2019” grand prize. Currently based in Tokyo, Gu uses photography expansively as a means to compress and transform the information accumulated in one’ s physical sensations in urban spaces. By means of an original method through which different times and places are connected and reconstructed, Gu builds a cross section of the invisible informational stratum that forms scenery, guiding the gaze through the hidden context at the periphery of space. His major solo exhibitions included "15972 sampling" SFERA (Kyoto) at KYOTOGRAPHIE 2019, “Utopia” GALLERY WATER (Tokyo) at TOKYOGRAPHIE 2018, “Wu-Mai” at Wacoal Study Hall Kyoto Gallery, and “Utopia” at the former Junpu Elementary School.
Kabayama/ Matsumoto Room
International House of Japan
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/japan/events/art-breakfast-2020-kenryou-gu-artist Kabayama/ Matsumoto Room International House of Japan