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「Linger quietly」

Ayako Kuno  <JAPAN>

Photo:Keizo Kioku

An installation using farm equipment. Tiny pieces of metal shaped to fill the cracks and crevices of old farm tools and decaying farm equipment represent the landscape of a town that once flourished as a port of call for the Kitame-bune (cargo ships). These gradually changing metal shapes accumulate as the town’s history is superimposed on it, creating a new landscape that we have yet to encounter.


Ayako Kuno


Born in Tokyo in 1983.
In 2008, she graduated from Musashino Art University’s Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design specializing in metalworks. In 2010 she completed a master's degree in crafts (metal casting) at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School. She currently lives in Tokyo. Major exhibitions include "line" (Art Front Gallery/2020), Aperto 11 "metamorphoses of cities" (Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Long Term Installation Room/2019), Metal Craft Special exhibition (Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum/2018), "3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa” (Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art People’s Gallery A/2017).  




Photo:Keizo Kioku