Koinobori Now! Installation
This collaborative art installation puts a new spin on the traditional Children’s Day fish streamers. Koinobori are the colorful koi carp-shaped fabric streamers that are hung outside to commemorate children’s day, in the hopes that young will grow up strong and ‘swim upstream’. With this seasonal installation ‘Koinobori Now!’ at the National Art Centre Tokyo, textile designer Reiko Sudo, exhibition designer Adrien Gardère and Rhizomatiks director Seiichi Saito join forces to bring 300 Koinobori swimming around the gallery. Although the trio have previously collaborated in Paris and Washington D.C, this will be their first exhibition in Japan and their largest installation yet. During the duration of the show there will be a variety of talks and events as well as an interactive corner.
Image: ‘Koi Current’ installation 2014 ©Reiko Sudo, Adrien Gardère