THE WORK OF SHIRO KURAMATA: A MICROCOSMOS OF MEMORY

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Shiro Kuramata, Grass. Chair, 1976, The National Museum of modern Art. Kyoto. Photo: Tadayuki Minamoto © Kuramata Design Office

After traveling Tokyo and Toyama, Shiro Kuramata’s first retrospective exhibition in Kyoto in 25 years, “The Work of Shiro Kuramata: A Microcosmos of Memory,” will be held at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto from June 11th to August 18th, 2024.

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In 1965, Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991) established the Kuramata Design Office, and in addition to making interior designs, primarily for shops, he created furniture on an independent basis. In the 1980s, he took part in Memphis, a movement launched by an Italian design group, and expanded his practice internationally.

This exhibition introduces chairs, tables, and other furniture that can be considered the ultimate works of art, including “Glass Chair” (1976), “Sedia Seduta” (1984), and “Miss Blanche” (1988), along with artist’s own words and image sketches and documents that can be considered the source of his creative process.

The Work of Shiro Kuramata: A Microcosmos of Memory
Date: June 11th – August 18th, 2024
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Friday till 20:00)
Closed on Mondays
Place: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Address: 26-1 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel: +81 (0)75 761 4111
https://www.momak.go.jp

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