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Ryoichi Kurokawa, unfold, 2016. ⓒBrian Slater

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s solo exhibition: unfold

Liverpool, the UK

Fine Arts

unfold was Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa’s first UK solo show, exhibited at FACT, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, 11 March 2016 – 15 June 2016. The exhibition offered a platform for scientists and astrophysicists to open up their research to the public through a new audiovisual commission and exhibition. unfold enabled audiences members to ‘feel the universe’ through Kurokawa’s unique and sensory artwork. Alongside the exhibition there was a dedicated Public Programme, and artworks were also shown at Sound City music festival to an audience of 21,000. The exhibition gained substantial regional, national and international press including articles in The Guardian and Art Review Asia. unfold will tour to Jikji Kestival, Korea; Ars Electronica, Austria; and Scopitone Festival, France.   

Written by Aoife Robinson


11 Mar. – 15 Jun. 2016


FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool

Japanese artists:

Ryoichi Kurokawa

Other participated artists:

Vincent Minier (France), Nicolas Wierinck (Belgium)

Related programmes:

  • syn: Ryoichi Kurokawa
    Date: 11 Mar. 2016
    Venue: Music Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

  • Artist Talk: Ryoichi Kurokawa and Vincent Minier
    Date: 12 Mar. 2016
    Venue: The Box, FACT

  • unfold Curator Tour
    Date: 10 and 19 Mar. 2016
    Venue: Galleries 1 & 2, FACT

  • Re_fold
    Date: 13 Apr. and 5 May 2016
    Venue: The Jacaranda

  • Ryoichi Kurokawa: Sound City
    Date:  28 -29 May 2016
    Venue: Sound City Festival

Ryoichi Kurokawa, syn_ performance at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 2016 ⓒBrian Slater

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