Tokyo Midtown Artist Riwon Takagi: Staring at Cities

Riwon Takagi, Outline of City


Tokyo Midtown Artist Riwon Takagi: Staring at Cities

February 20 – March 1, 2024

THE COMMONS GALLERY, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The Commons Gallery, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, is pleased to present the work of videographer Riwon Takagi. She has spent many years observing cities, and this piece, Staring at Cities, expresses her ongoing reflections on urban iconography. The piece won the grand prize at the Tokyo Midtown Award 2023, an art competition held annually to support emerging artists and designers.


THE COMMONS GALLERY is located on the ground floor of The Art Building. From Dole Street, take East-West Road, turn left to Correa Road, and then turn right for the Art Building.


This exhibition is made possible by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts, Languages & Letters; supported by the Halekulani Hotel– Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts; and anonymous donors. Special thanks to The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


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