Misaki NGV Triennial
MOJA MOJA LIFE: MISAKI KAWAI FOR KIDS at NGV Triennial

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MOJA MOJA LIFE: MISAKI KAWAI FOR KIDS at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne, Australia.

Artist Misaki Kawai presents Moja Moja Life: Misaki Kawai for Kids 2020, an indoor playground featuring a display of colourful furry sculptures of dogs and a puppet making studio. With a love of mimetic word pairings spoken in the Japanese language such as ‘moja moja’ or ‘hairy’ and an interest in children’s creative play and making, Kawai’s exhibition shares her spontaneous and playful approach to creating art with the NGV’s youngest visitors.

Central to the exhibit is Kawai’s larger-than-life hot pink faux fur sculpture of a dog named Arty (based on the briard breed), which is surrounded by a display of dogs, each sporting colourful coats made from different fluffy materials. Adjacent to the display, and inspired by a long history of puppet making, Kawai has designed a set of theatre booths and a puppet activity for children to make and record performances with a multimedia program. Children can then share these creations with friends and family via social media and email.

Read more about the exhibition HERE.