KAZ Shirane Wink Space
Wink Space is Silver Design Award winner in 2013 - 2014 Fine Arts and Art Installation Design Award Category.
Wink Space

This ephemeral architecture is the common ground between architecture and art. This unique work, exhibited at the Kobe Biennial 2013 in Japan, has been designed to please the eye and meet easy-assembly requirements, zipping any of it's components to the next one making a perfect art piece that changes as you walk inside of it. The relationship between the structure itself and the visitors is quite close, since anyone can open or close any of its parts as if it was a window. The intention of this work is to show anyone how architecture can be also, lightweight and mobile.

Wink Space
KAZ Shirane Wink
KAZ Shirane Space
KAZ Shirane design
KAZ Shirane design
KAZ Shirane

International renowned artist KAZ Shirane (Masakazu Shirane), operates in spatial art and interior design. Trained as an architect, KAZ Shirane has worked in several architectural offices in Tokyo, London, Shanghai and he was honored to design the Tokyo Tower Top Deck. His work has been exhibited in various locations around the world such as USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Bahrain, and Japan. KAZ Shirane has collaborated with prestigious brands such as Rolls-Royce, Tiffany & Co., Sony and Capital One, to create astonishing bespoke installations

KOBE Biennale 2013 committee

KOBE Biennale 2013 will feature exhibitions and performances not only of modern art, but also of a wide spectrum of Art Culture genres, selected through competitions. One of the major aims of the event is to promote the fusion and interaction of all kinds of Art Culture by training the spotlight on culture as a whole, including traditional culture and lifestyle culture, in addition to conventional art. Art in a Container International Competition Dry containers will be converted into unique exhibition spaces to house the Art in a Container International Competition. Artists will be challenged to use their boundless creativity to come up with an expression of the power and potential of art within the 40ft confined of container.