Koichiro Azuma, “Infinite Wheels” Town Installations
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday) 10:00 - 18:00
Performance by the artist
9/17(Sat) - 9/19(Mon/Holiday)
13:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 17:30
＊Schedule may change or be canceled according to the weather
＊Performance has been cancelled due to the bad weather (September, 18)
- Roppongi West Park
- [Participation fee]
While living in the town of Toride, the artist was shocked to find out that it was known as “the city of bicycles.” Because no one in the town rides bicycles. Apparently, when its cycle racing track was built, it was hyped as a city of bicycles. Now in Toride, mountains of bicycles lie abandoned only waiting to be destroyed. But through the artist’s work, the bicycles become reborn. Each of them has a story to tell. Where was it bought, how was it used, where did it go? By assembling fragments of the original owner’s memory, is it possible to breathe new life into these bicycles, for which time and history stand still?
Born 1998 in Tokyo. Artist. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Intermedia Art, and currently enrolled in their Graduate School of Fine Arts. Azuma primarily makes moving sculptures that combine bicycles and metal. He received the Ryohei Miyata Prize, was selected for the Comitecolbert Award consecutively in 2018 and 2019, and was a finalist for the CAF Award in 2019.