Rigo23 has been involved in the productions of many public art projects in the past. Unlike other participatory art he created a ‘painting’, which does not seem to care the general concept of public art today; the social engagement, corporative, and anonymity. Therefore, this simple painting has a value. The motif is enlarged and painted in greyscale covering all three surfaces of the old Tamaya building. In January 2016, there has been a construction of car parks around that area, which made an easy access to the painting. The shape of the building and the surrounding environment; all the factors that relate to the final product has been well calculated. When paying close attention, one may recognize the portrayal of the old Nagoya city. The title implies the importance of looking back and understanding the past, may change the way we look at the present.
“Looking at 2013 from 1952” was created for Aichi Triennale 2013. The architect, Taro Igarashi was the art director and titled, “Awakening – Where Are We Standing? – Earth, Memory and Resurrection”. The triennale was held in August the 13th until the 27th of October 2013. One hundred and twenty-two artists has participated and six hundred and twenty thousand people have visited. Each curator and producer took his or her professional roles and became the centre of the project planning.
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