Culture is accompanied by art. Art comes with current affairs and customs. Kounan is a DIY style art squad that puts it all together. Formed in 2014 after studying Japanese painting in an university. Later became a solo unit of Daijiro Chiba or a collective of Chiba with collaborators. Exhibitions include The 25th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award Exhibition(2022), Ateburers(2018), Triple Short Hand(2017), Triple Network Gel(2015), participatory act Yaraicho Osiris/ Let's make a new Ontleedkundige Tafelen(2015), artworks include A Bigfoot Painter and The Last Smoker.
Born in 1992
2022 Special Prize at the 25th Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award, Elements of Stenographic Art, as Kounan and stenographers
Founded in 2009, Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include Art with Emperor, curated by Okamoto Mitsuhiro, 2020, Cherry Blossom Party, 2021, Beside Suizokukangekijou, 2021, Y.T. Invisible Hand, 2021, Loop Line, solo exhibition by Daisaku Oozu, 2022, Cherry Blossom Party, 2022, and others, Retrospective 2020, the second prize by Makoto Murata.
Director: Ei Kibukawa
32-2 Yaraicho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0805 JAPAN
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