Kengo Kito: Unity on the Hudson – Last Weekend
July 7, 12:00 pm –September 24, 5:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Walk through or lounge underneath more than 2,100 colorful hula hoops in Japanese artist Kengo Kito’s monumental, site-specific work symbolizing humanity’s interconnectedness and our relationship with the Hudson River. The inaugural exhibition of the Hudson River Museum’s transformational new West Wing galleries is especially striking in a cantilevered glass overlook with dramatic, three-sided panoramic views of the Hudson River and the majestic Palisades.
Write or draw about time when you felt connected through words and art on colorful circles to add to a visitor wall.
Kito is particularly drawn to hula hoops, not only because of their universal appeal for children and adults alike, but also because of the resonance of circles in Zen Buddhist philosophy. The circle, both perfectly whole and empty, invites us to contemplate fullness, the void, and the nature of reality.