Kenji Sugiyama has recently exhibited his ‘Institute of Intimate Museums’, a series of wonderful dioramas he’s been making since 1999. What they amount to are lilliputian museums built inside unassuming spaghetti boxes, all full of art lovers looking at shrunken art. Everything is perfect right down to the wooden floor inlaids in the hallowed halls and the dated wallpaper. He’s even installed specially angled mirrors to create even more complex views.
As the artist says himself:
My creation comes from this gap between what you watch and what you recognize.For example,people watch same objects and how many people will have same impression?What about the differences of favorite or ability of sight or even the experiences of past.How does it influence to recognition?People watch same place but focus on each spots.Like a message people tell people,its quite changeable.This is the gap what I think.
Instiute of Intimate Museums (I.I.M)series is based on this kind of ideas. My former works share the space and it’s all about my creation.I call it Intimate Museum.And people also be surrounded only by my works means really private to them.So it’s Museums, not Museum. The latest work is 2008′s as I.I.M series.This is the first time to place all series’ works together,so even myself can enjoy its evolution.
You wouldn’t think from the photos that the museum is in a spaghetti box would you?
Via Cool Hunting
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