Art & Design

Shun Ito Exhibition ‘Cosmic Birds’

2 - 20 May 2016, Birmingham

Gravity, movement and light are explored in this mesmerising series of performing kinetic sculptures by Japanese artist Shun Ito. Playing with light and shadow, Shun Ito also draws on his physical experience of gravity as a dancer to re-create the beauty of natural falling and spinning movements in his mechanical creations.  

This fascinating exhibition of the artist’s work will include a dramatic new installation Cells, a giant mobile made up of over 200 rotating steel rings and 30 light bulbs, created in Birmingham as part of an artist residency.

SHUN ITO: Cosmic Birds

curator: Kei Miyata


Thanks to the following funders and partners for their support:
Arts Council England
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Ikon Gallery
Birmingham Repertory Theatre


Admission: Free

2 - 20 May 2016, 11am - 6pm

Municipal Bank Building, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Tel: 0121 689 3170


International Dance Festival Birmingham in association with Judy Owen Ltd, Ikon and Birmingham Repertory Theatre