Kana Kou @ Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
Kana Kou has been participating in the group exhibition "Where Am I? -The Art and Design of Signage" at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design from March 9 - May 19, 2019.
(For available works of Kou , please visit artist page of Art Front Gallery: Click here)
“Signage” refers to indicators that guide people to their destinations. While we usually don’t tend to consciously think about them, there are various forms of signage around us such as informatory signs, guiding displays, arrows, and pictograms in numerous places from stations, airports, commercial facilities, to museums. On the other hand, as observed from phrases like “the guideposts for life’s journey,” various places and the path by which we arrive them are inextricably linked to the ways of human life.
This exhibition focuses on the concept of “Signage=guides” and together with sign designs by graphic designers, introduces contemporary artworks that pursue relationships with place. We consider how people have attempted to understand and communicate various places and spaces, approaching the question of “Where am I?” that unravels amidst such context through both perspectives of art and design.
■Where Am I? -The Art and Design of Signage
Date: March 9 - May 19, 2019
Hours: 9:30 - 18:00
Venue: Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (3-20 Kibamachi, Toyama 930-0806 Japan)