Modern Fart: Inaugural Issue
Art and Immersion; or, and Inordinate
Obsession with Projection Mapping

  • Installation view at Aichi Triennale 2019

    Modern Fart: Inaugural Issue Art and Immersion; or, and Inordinate Obsession with Projection Mapping, 2019

    Photo: Ito Tetsuo


ITO Gabin

  • Born 1963 in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Based in Tokyo, Japan

Ito Gabin, who started out in editing, applies a similar approach to his wide-ranging activities, which span paper media, games, video, web design, and contemporary art. In 1992, he produced Self-Portrait 1972-82 (a large-scale representation of himself created with instant noodles, consumed in enormous quantities when he was a growing teenager) for the legendary exhibition Anomaly, organized by art critic Noi Sawaragi. The following year, he participated in the establishment of BOCTOK Inc. Even after earning high praise in Japan and overseas for his ingenious writing for the PaRappa the Rappermusic games, Ito has continued to deliver startlingly innovative projects: modernfart, a website collecting articles that "users can read to kill time"; Tee Party, a "wearable JPEG shop" which sells artists designed t-shirts online and on demand; and Manba Tsūshin, a platform for discussing manga.

Selected Works & Awards

2015 SOBO 28th Exhibition, NNNNY’s Electrical dai-0-kai, SOBO, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Anomaly, Röntgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan


Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (10F)


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