Mr. Kurokawa

Sculpture by Daniel Young & Christian Giroux
Year
2014
Artist
Daniel Young & Christian Giroux
Media
Sculpture
Material
aluminum
Collection number
2015-0002
Venue
Art at buildings

Description

The two modular sculptures suspended overhead, inspired by the late, celebrated Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, revisit a utopic vision of the future, expressing past ideals within a contemporary framework. With its retro-futuristic quality, Mr. Kurokawa enhances the space by encouraging a dialogue between old and new. Pods set within the grid of aluminum tubes reflect the colours and textures of surfaces found in the building. Both industrial and organic, the artwork gives the impression that it will continue to grow and expand through the space.

Nationally acclaimed artists Daniel Young and Christian Giroux have been working together since 2002. Their artworks examine architecture, urban development and public space through a combined knowledge of art history and the latest in industrial technologies.

Location

Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven