HAPPENINGText: Shinichi Ishikawa

The following photos and comments are what I was interested in.

Chiori Ito, Cubic Circle. Photo: Koji Sakai 

There is a quarterly-divided colorful circle inside an acrylic cube. Color highlight inside a clear shape is beautiful. If you put this on a table, this will be good ornament or you can play with this like wooden bricks. It’s good to collect ones of same color or different colors.

Atuko Kiuchi, Table Lamp Ari-tsugi. Photo:y Jin Hosoya

This is a light whose transparent part glows. The bottom half is made of wood. Combination of acrylic and wood is so nice. I feel warmth from it. The detail of part that touches floor is also beautiful, though it’s unnoticeable.

Ichiro Harada, Acrylic Basin. Photo: Koji Sakai

This is a washbowl as if it were inside a space ship in a science fiction movie. The important place, where we wash our face, brush our teeth and so on with water necessary for human. I often wash my face to refresh myself, so a washbowl like this will be of help to live better life.

Kayoko Takeo, Mini Book “Tomei No Katachi”. Photo: Jin Hosoya

This is a graphical leaflet that was sold in the site. It has exquisite printing around front cover, which I felt myself compelled to see because I was and am an editor. I appreciated taste like this other than exhibiting itself.

Though this exhibition in Sapporo and Tokyo has already finished, it goes to Osaka and starts from May 21st. You should check. It’s because this exhibition shows not only products but also concept for “how new and better goods should be”, I think.

“The Forms of Transparency”
Date: April 14th – 30th, 2007
Open: 13:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday)
Place: CAI Contemporary Art Institute
Address: 2-5 West 28 North 1, Chuou-ku, Sapporo
Tel: +81 (0)11 643 2404

Text: Shinichi Ishikawa
Photos: Courtesy of CAI Contemporary Art Institute © the artists

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