Image courtesy of Nippon Design Center and Studio Xxingham
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold the exhibition "Material, or " from 14 July, 2023. The director of this Exhibition is designer Satoshi Yoshiizumi. He is renowned for continuously presenting innovative designs from a unique perspective developed through self-initiated research projects.
In this exhibition, we think that a material, which did not have a particular meaning beforehand, is assigned meaning relating it to a thing and becomes a subject through its relationship to people or other living creatures. At heart, meaning should be a thing that manifests itself through dialogue with materials. In modern society, a small cohort of people are engaged in design, creating meaning, but for most people, it has become difficult to engage in dialogue with materials.
In this modern world that creates so many problems with the environment, we need to engage in creating a deeper, physical dialogue, one that includes the sustainability of the ambient natural and social environments, by peeling away the subject in favor of a primordial sense of the material from which it was derived.
This Exhibition will try to interpret and rediscover our relationship with materials through the endlessly vast story of the earth. We hope this Exhibition will provide a new opportunity to appreciate the world that we weave together through materials.
- July 14 (Fri) - November 5 (Sun), 2023
- 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 1 & 2
- 10:00 - 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
- Organized by
- 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
- Special Sponsor
- Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
- Exhibition Director
- Satoshi Yoshiizumi (TAKT PROJECT)
- Planning Associate
- Toshiaki Ishikura, Jun Kamei
- Graphic Design
- Haruka Misawa (Misawa Design Institute, Nippon Design Center)
- Space Design
- Ryuji Nakamura (Ryuji Nakamura and Associates)
- Yoshinao Yamada
- 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Directors
- Taku Satoh, Naoto Fukasawa
- Associate Director
- Noriko Kawakami