SHIRO KURAMATA and ETTORE SOTTSASS
February 2, 2011 (Wed) - July 18, 2011 (Mon)
The exhibition features approximately 60 pieces of transparent and precious works created by Shiro Kuramata in the 10-year span from 1981,and approximately 20 never-seen-before art pieces based on Ettore Sottsass’s drawings created in his final years, inspired by the Native American doll, “KACHINA.” Please experience and enjoy a new encounter with spirited “design” of boundless freedom, found through the works of these two designers and their endless dreams and love.
Special Program THE SPIRIT OF TOHOKU: "CLOTHING" BY ISSEY MIYAKE
July 26, 2011 (Tue) - July 31, 2011 (Sun)
With a focus on “clothing,” Issey Miyake will introduce many everyday articles by the Tohoku Region together with their background, and take a close look with many others, at the “spirit” of Tohoku.
"Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue"
September 16, 2011 (Fri) - April 8, 2012 (Sun)
Photographer Irving Penn and designer Issey Miyake had an exceptional collaboration, born from their mutual trust and respect. Their work transcended all boundaries and lasted for 13 years from 1987 to 1999. The exhibition will attempt to explore and convey this special relationship.
Exhibition Poster. Design: Taku Satoh.
Photo top: Irving Penn. Poppy: Glowing Embers, New York, 1968.
Photo bottom: Flower Pleats (Issey Miyake Design), New York, 1990.
Photographs copyright by The Irving Penn Foundation