Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Special Exhibition "Roppongi Designers Flag Contest 2009-2021"
Based on the concept of an art and design town, the Roppongi Designers Flag Contest, which has been held by Roppongi Shopping Street since 2009, is an event that recruits original flag designs from designers nationwide and places excellent winning works on more than 100 street lights in Roppongi to make visitors see them. The jury members are the late Keinori Nagatomo, Kaoru Nishi, Masaaki Hiromura and Fumie Shibata. Over the past 13 years, it has been a venue for many designers, from students to professional designers, to present their work. This time, 104 prize-winning works of each year, which are particularly outstanding, will be exhibited in one place. Please enjoy it in conjunction with the theme of each year.
Nezu Museum of Art Special Exhibition "First Appreciation of Antiquities - People's Appreciation"
This is also the fifth exhibition in the "First Appreciation of Antiquities" series, which explains various genres of antiquities and their highlights in an easy-to-understand manner. This year, I will take up a portrait that is one of the main themes of painting. Portraits are now commonplace, but in fact they were abominable in ancient Japan. But even in such times, only those who were objects of faith were depicted exceptionally. Since the Middle Ages, portraits have become more common, and later they have been painted for a variety of people. In this exhibition, we will introduce the main genres of human paintings in an easy-to-understand manner, while overviewing the development of "people-to-people" works. *Admission is by appointment. For details, please check the Nezu Museum of Art website from the following URL.
Okura Syekokan Special Exhibition "Noh - Autumn Color Mode" Exhibition
Noh, which was made in the early Muromachi period (1603-1968) and was made with saruraku as the prototype, is a valuable Traditional Japanese Performing Art that is still performed. Since the beginning of the life, it has been protected by the shogunate and daimei, and has developed as a "martial arts of samurai". Okura Shukokan houses many "Noh masks" of the Inshu (Tottori domain) Ikeda family old warehouse and "Noh costume" of the Ikeda family old warehouse of Bikan (Okayama domain), and you can see the aspect of Noh love in daimyo family in the middle and late Edo period. In this exhibition, we will exhibit a group of works that pay attention to autumn colors that show the sign of autumn among these Noh collections. Focusing on noh costumes, which are also called "treasure troves of design" due to the diverse combination of colors and patterns, the exhibition will also feature Noh masks and touch on popular songs set in autumn. Enjoy the world of Noh and Yugen through our Noh collection.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Special Exhibition "Rules? Exhibition"
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will be held on July 2, 2021. exhibition" will be held. The exhibition directors, Yu Mizuno, cognitive designer Shunichi Suga, and curator Miyuki Tanaka, will work together to think about how to view, create, and use the new rules and what the exhibition should look like in the future. Our daily lives are surrounded by different rules. From the constitution, law, and social infrastructure and services, to rules and manners based on cultural background, to habits that are unconsciously rooted in families and individuals, rules form our way of thinking and behavior. These rules are now entering a major turning point due to changes in industry and social structure, and the evolution of technology. Because it is difficult to grasp the actual situation and it is easy to become formal, each of us is required to be aware of the rules around us, doubt its existence, and think flexibly about ourselves. By continuing to update our society and its future through the exchange of various rules, we will be pushing our society and its future possibilities to the more open and rich. In this exhibition, we will explore from a multi-perspective perspective how we can create rules for living together in society in the future, in the way that design can be. For example, think about how to update laws and rules according to the times, and how to include minority opinions that are likely to spill over from rule formation. In addition, we will focus on a bird's-eye view of society by reading data, Civic Tech, where citizens use technology to solve social issues, as well as constraints that trigger new creations and possibilities, as well as laws and customs created by people's behavior. This exhibition develops the ability of each of us to face the rules and positives as a member of the future.
Mori Art Museum Another Energy: The Power to Continue To Challenge: 16 Female Artists from around the World
In recent years, there has been a movement around the world to correct diverse identity imbalances such as gender, race, ethnicity, and creed, and to emphasize diversity. In contemporary art, for the past decade or so, attention has been focused on female artists who began their activities in the 1950s and 1970s and have continued to this day. The Another Energy Exhibition will focus on 16 female artists in their 70s and above who continue to take on challenges around the world, shedding light on their activities. The age of 16 ranges from 71 to 105, all of them with careers spanning more than 50 years. He is also from 14 countries around the world and has a wide range of current bases of operations. They have continued their own creative activities without being bound by the evaluation of museums and art markets, while maintaining their beliefs in the environment in which they were placed and the changing times. In this exhibition, we will consider what "Another Energy" is, a special power of their long careers, through a variety of powerful works such as paintings, images, sculptures, large-scale installations, and performances. As the world seeks to recover from its unprecedented situation, their continued beliefs and lifelong walks will give us new powers to take on challenges. Phyrida Barlow 《Untitled:Canvas Rack; 2018-2019》 2018-2019 Concrete, Canvas, Hardboard, Paint, Plastic, Aggregate, Iron, Tape, Wood Variable size Courtesy: Cross Steele Collection Exhibition view: "Cul-de-Sul-de-C,"Royal Academy of Arts,London,"2019 Photo: Damian Griffins