DESIGNART TOKYO 2019

HAPPENINGText: Taketo Oguchi

This year, there are venues in Ginza and Shinjuku for the event.


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Lalique Ginza exhibited a special collection by Damien Hirst. “Eternal” is crystal works by Lalique representing life and death, which is an important motif for Hirst. Nine new works were released for the first time in Japan.


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At 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, there was a special exhibition called “comma” by Google. The concept is human moments in life, such as a pause, a thought, a poem, or a connection. By combining Google’s smart home devices with home objects, potteries, and miscellaneous goods. It explores how technology is seamlessly integrated into our homes.


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A traveling exhibition by three award-winning designers from Young Swedish Design has taken place at Living Design Center OZONE in Shinjuku. The competition is aimed to discover and support young talents from Sweden, along with Swedish Design Moves Tokyo – Ung Svensk Form/ Young Swedish Design 2018 at WORLD KITA-AOYAMA BUILDING. YUKI‘s stage costumes designed by Stina Randestad were also displayed here.

Last year, many exhibitions were celebrating the 150th anniversary of diplomacy between Finland and Japan. But not only Finland, other places like Israel, Switzerland, Lituania, and Sweden were also featured this year as noticeable locations for modern creative scenes. We need to keep an eye on “1% for Art” as well as DESIGNART TOKYO, both vitalising the city with a international content.

DESIGNART TOKYO 2019
Date: October 18th – 27th, 2019
Area: Omotesando, Gaien-mae/Harajuku, Meijijingu-mae/Shibuya, Ebisu, Daikanyama, Nakameguro, Roppongi, Shinjuku, Ginza
Organizer: DESIGNART Committee
Support: Arts Council Tokyo
http://www.designart.jp

Text: Taketo Oguchi
Translation: Hikaru Nakasuji

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