MFA Candidate Shohei Katayama Exhibits in “Tough Art” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Posted on September 12, 2017

“Tough Art” is an innovative artist residency program that challenges artists and audiences to rethink their ideas of interactive museum experiences in one of the toughest venues–a children’s museum. Projects by resident artists are now on view at the museum.

Participating artists learn how their artworks connect with visitors outside of the typical museum environment, and what it takes to create artwork that can sustain the rigors of a hands-on environment.

Shohei Katayama’s work has visitors interact with a kinetic sound artwork in which clashing metal beads not only create sound, but affect an installation of overhanging clouds, in order to call attention to the smaller things in life that are oftentimes overlooked.

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