The Boundary between Kogei and Design

2016.10.8 (Sat.) - 2017.3.20 (Mon.)

Kogei or Design?
Kogei (craft) and design are divided in two distinct categories regardless of that fact that both are monozukuri (the making of things) and, in this sense, the same. We need not look close, however, to see works/products describable as “design-like Kogei” and “Kogei-like design” in the interval between them.
This exhibition will show clearly the ambiguous boundary between Kogei and design by seeing them freshly from the perspectives “Process and Material,” “Hand and Machine,” “Form,” and “Sabi (Change over the Years).” While so doing, it will also consider possibilities on the horizon for Kogei and design, both of which are diversifying with the development of advanced technology.

Aperto 05

KASHIKI Tomoko ~Daydream~

2016.9.17 (Sat.) - 2017.1.9 (Mon.)

A series introducing rising young artists in a solo exhibition format."Aperto" is Italian for "open."

Arm Piano 2015 (detail)

Collection 2

Diary / Awazu Kiyoshi and Architecture

2016.9.10 (Sat.) - 2016.11.27 (Sun.)

Diary
The word diary derives from the Latin “dies,” meaning “a day.” In a diary, whether written or drawn, the daily recording of one’s life becomes an accumulation of time. Within that accumulation, an array of elements can be discerned—memory, physical action, traces, everyday life, and repetition. When someone’s personal diary is disclosed to the public, moreover, it becomes a part of “history.”
This exhibition of works by eight artists employs the word “diary” with its multiple associations as a foothold for viewing and understanding those works. When memory of past actions and experiences receives formal expression in an artwork, what kind of “diary” can we discover in it?

Awazu Kiyoshi : Makurihirogeru (EXPOSE) 3
Awazu Kiyoshi and Architecture

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa possesses in its collection some 3,000 artworks and materials by AWAZU Kiyoshi. “Makurihirogeru (EXPOSE)” is a series of exhibitions launched in 2014 to exhibit the Awazu collection from varying perspectives.
Our third exhibition takes the theme, “architecture.” As a participant in the avant-garde architectural movement “Metabolism” in the 1960s, Awazu collaborated with numerous architects in creating spatial designs. He also employed graphic design to visually communicate that architectural movement’s principles.
Awazu’s uniqueness lay in his ability to reinterpret and express Japanese tradition in modern design aimed at serving the masses. This exhibition divided in three sections (“Metabolism and EXPO '70,” “Collaborations with Architects,” and “Architecture Magazine Design”) will show how Awazu’s designs resonated with the Metabolist architectural movement and richly amplified its potential.

SUPERFLEX One Year Project ― THE LIQUID STATE

2016.4.29 (Fri.) - 2017.3.12 (Sun.)

SUPERFLEX is an artists’ group based in Copenhagen, Denmark composed of Rasmus Nielsen, Jakob Fenger, and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. While referencing existing social systems and frameworks, SUPERFLEX engages the community and constructs proposals for new kinds of public space. This time, the artists will view 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa as a petri dish and undertake a one year project of elucidating the museum’s relationship with its community, using three keywords—“cultivation,” “fermentation,” and “tramsformation.”

EVENT

Cie Adrien M / Claire B

HAKANAÏ

2016.10.15 (Sat.) - 2016.10.16 (Sun.)

This solo choreographic performance and digital installation gives life to a space somewhere between the borders of imagination and reality, through the dancer's interactions with the images she encounters.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Public Affairs Section

Photo: Romain Etienne

VerTeDance, Jiří Havelka, Clarinet Factory

CORRECTION

2016.10.8 (Sat.) - 2016.10.9 (Sun.)

Imagine seven dancers side by side, wearing shoes nailed to the floor. Award winning contemporary dance troupe from Czech will make its first Japan appearance. The exquisite live accompaniment by an unorthodox clarinet quartet is also a must see.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Public Affairs Section

Photo: Vojtech Brtnicky

Marubi Cinema Paradise! vol.3

2016.10.1 (Sat.) - 2016.10.2 (Sun.)

A program offering famous cinema works from Japanese film history, operated and presented by students interested in the art of film. Talks examining cinema’s fascination and cultural value will also be featured.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811 / Public Affairs Section

Illustration: K.Onodera