NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold a new exhibition titled “Image-Makers”, inviting Hélène Kelmachter, curator and expert of Japan-France cultural exchange, as exhibition director. To invent a world of images and fantasy, to cross diverse fields of creation and then to drive people elsewhere far from here while telling them about the world of today… Sharing such a vision, image-makers at home and abroad will gather in this exhibition to reveal their extraordinarily visionary works.

Jean-Paul Goude, known as an outstanding image-maker, has always been redesigning, metamorphosing and enchanting the world since the 1970’s in his capacity as creator of advertising images, illustrator, designer and inventor of dreams and hybrid artworks. His sophisticated but powerful images have become icons and his singular aesthetics have been recognized throughout the world, influencing countless numbers of creators.

The exhibition will also have other participants who are all working in the same image-maker spirit as Goude: Jun Miyake, Robert Wilson, David Lynch, Noritaka Tatehana and Photographer Hal. Their works – photographs, drawings, video installations and kinetic sculptures – as well as their creation processes, which have close links with the worlds of fashion, performance, design and cinema, will provide visitors with multiple perspectives, enabling them to embark on a journey into an imaginary world in a moment.

Exhibition “Image-Makers”
Date: July 4th – October 5th, 2014
Open: 11:00 – 20:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
Place: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admissions: General 1,000 yen, University Student 800 yen, High and Junior High School Student 500 yen, Ages 12 and under may enter for free
Tel: +81 (0)3 3475 2121

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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