Kengo Kito Multiple Star III

Dates : September 16 (Saturday), 2017 – January 8 (Monday, national holiday), 2018
Contemporary Art Gallery A

As the third and last part of this approximately 10-month-long exhibition, Hara Museum ARC is delighted to present Kengo Kito: Multiple Star III. In Part I, Kito unveiled a large-scale installation composed of 1,300 hula hoops, filling the vast gallery space with color and liveliness. For Part II, Kito captivated viewers with mostly new, energetic works that imbued the exhibition space with a special kind of tension.

For the artist, who recently marked his 40th birthday, Part III represents a culmination of his creative activities to date in the form of a new large-scale installation. Made specifically for the venue, the installation follows Kito’s past creations in the way they changed appearance depending on the light or movement of the viewer. This aspect was manifested in such pieces as a rotating disk (Image 1) comprised of numerous discrete mirrors that produced an ever-changing pattern from the reflected image or scene, or numerous scarves (Image 2) stitched together, each with a totally different pattern. In the new installation, elements from previous explorations interact in complex ways to form a single work of art. Kito’s ambitious use of space is sure to surprise and delight.

Featured Artist:

Kengo Kito

Organized by:

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Sponsored by:


Cooperation provided by:

rin art association


9:30 am – 4:30 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)


Thursdays (open on November 23), January 1st and during change in exhibition items. *Subject to temporary closure in the event of severe weather.


General 1,100 yen, Students 700 yen (high school and university) or 500 yen (elementary and junior high), Free for Hara Museum members, 10% discount for a group of 20 or more, Combination ticket for Hara Museum ARC and Ikaho Green Bokujo (except during Golden Week): General 1,800 yen; Students 1,500 yen (high school and university) or 1,400 yen (junior high), 800 yen (elementary), half price for those over 70, discount for groups of 20 or more
*Visitors to the Kankai Pavilion can view the on-going exhibition in the contemporary art galleries as well.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.
*For residents of Gunma Prefecture: Free admission for elementary and junior high school children every Saturday during the school term/200-yen-discount on admission for up to five persons upon presentation of the Guchoki Passport.
*Visitors to the contemporary art galleries can view the on-going exhibition in the Kankai Pavilion as well.