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Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with "Emotions" opening on October 23

Japan Architecture News - Oct 13, 2020 - 11:24   3257 views

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Designart Tokyo will be holding its fourth edition with Designart Tokyo 2020, which will reboot Tokyo's creative art scene with "Emotions" opening on October 23 and will continue until November 3, 2020 across Tokyo. 

This year's theme, entitled Emotions, will clarify the identity of design art movements, and showcase works centred around this information to the people who are interested in an “Emotions”. 

"Through our sustainable activities, we aim to enrich the qualities of lives, along with spreading the word DESIGNART, as a term to explain design and art on the same level, not just domestically but also internationally," said the organizers of Designart Tokyo.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of Designart Tokyo 2020 and will be bringing you the latest news from this year's festival.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

The New Workstyle: emu. In DESIGNART TOKYO 2020, we attempt to redefine the new style of home office that can deal with changes in the work environment and feelings and attitudes as they have had a great impact in various fields. Venue: WORLD KITA-AOYAMA BUILDING 3-5-10 Kita-Aoyama Minatoku, Tokyo. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

"DESIGNART is a new word that redefines the things that touch us and bring emotion to our everyday lives through function and beauty."

"It is also the name of the movement to spread and share this amazing concept. With the concept of “Emotions” we will gather and exhibit emotional design and art contents from all over the world."

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

The New Workstyle: Varier/Shinwa shop. The venue is the World Kita Aoyama Building, known as an incubation space. The venue is composed by Shuhei Kamiya, a remarkable architect who continues to refine his unique view of the world, from architecture and design to creative direction. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

"Through the recent years, the boundaries between design and art have been crossing over, and works surpassing such boundaries have been creating an international movement," added Designart Tokyo.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

While exhibitions are showcased in physical way, a series of online talks will bring prominent speakers, who are at the forefront in such fields as art, design, architecture, and technology, at this conference. 

Speakers will speak about four themes that must be discussed now and exchange views on how we can create better future by using our creativity.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020

Speakers at Designart Tokyo 2020 include Performer Amon Miyamoto, Director of Mori Art Museum Mami Kataoka, Japanese architects Sou Fujimoto and Kazuyo Sejima, designer Akira Minagawa, media artist Yoichi Ochiai.

Four sessions will explore four different topics: Art and Performance, Beyond Design, Sustainability and The Future of Work. You can purchase tickets on this page

Sou Fujimoto will talk about "Beyond Design", while SANAA co-founder Kazuyo Sejima will speak about "Sustainability" under the sub-theme of "My Way of Pursuing Sustainability" on October 24, 2020. 

Fujimoto will be among the panelists discussing the sub-theme: "What is needed now is design that transcends materialistic values. What is such a design?" on October 23, 2020. 

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Puncturing Boundaries: Stellar Works (new collection by nendo). Stellar Works and nendo Unveil First Furniture Collaboration. Venue: 4-12-10 Jiugu-mae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Omotesando hills B3F Space O. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

"The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 transformed people’s lives. Around the world, real-life events, such as fashion shows, art events, and concerts, were canceled," added Designart Tokyo. 

"The consumer society, which has prioritized the economy, was completely battered. As a result, we are having to consider dramatically changing our lifestyles and values. But at the same time, the pandemic has given us an opportunity to pause and think about what is really important to us in terms of our futures."

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Tokyo’s Reboot of the Culture of Design & Art: STUDIO PEPE. The first time in Japan Studio PEPE ’s video installation that explores an imaginary constellation, called Desiderio. Venue: JASMAC AOYAMA. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

With 12-day period at the event, the city of Tokyo will become an art museum, bringing together unique talents from all over the world. Tokyo reboots the Design & Art movement at Designart Tokyo 2020, where new discoveries are made while traveling around the city.

Exhibitions are shaped around three themes reflecting the era: Tokyo’s Reboot of the Culture of Design & Art, Puncturing Boundaries and The New Workstyle, while there will be new creators' works throughout the exhibition such as Risa Murakami, Norihiko Terayama.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Uniqlo and pioneering store design by Herzog & de Meuron. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

The exhibition will also showcase new works and presentations by domestic and international Interior Design Brands, including Ritzwell, Paola Lenti, ROLF BENZ, FLEXFORM.

"of Design & Art" is the latest part of Designart Tokyo 2020. MetamorFood from Tokyo Zokei University, Sakai RG, daisy* ⁄ Masato Inagaki, Uniqlo and pioneering store design by Herzog & de Meuron, Uniqlo Tokyo at LifeWear SQUARE, will be additional works at the exhibition. 

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Yasuhiro Suzuki “Bench of the Japanese Islands”. 2014 Bench of the Japanese Islands / 2014 On the bench set in the same direction as the Japanese archipelago, you can feel the connection with a faraway place. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

Yasuhiro Suzuki's “Bench of the Japanese Islands” will be displayed under the theme of "Puncturing Boundaries". DESIGN ART GALLERY will be held at Omotesando Hills located in the center of Omotesando in Tokyo, a city of mixed cultures, and exhibit innovative works by up-and-coming designers and artists from Japan and overseas. 

Works will be gathered across the boundary of design and art, so visitors can feel the appeal of DESIGNART TOKYO in one place.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Tokyo’s Reboot of the Culture of Design & Art: denis guidone x ARITA. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

Under the theme of Tokyo’s Reboot of the Culture of Design & Art, there will  be an exhibition of sketches, moulds, tools and final products of a new porcelain series developed by Riso Porcelain and Denis Guidone during the Creative Residency Arita.

Designart Tokyo 2020 reboots Tokyo's creative art scene with

Philippe Baudelocque. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020.

Design Art Tokyo has also launched online exhibitions, maximizing online digital content more than ever before. The event expands the possibilities of communication as a design and art festival where you can experience artworks and artists online in addition to the conventional physical experience. 

In particular, a cloud system will be introduced to allow participants and visitors to explain and purchase artworks online where you can have a 360-degree view of the space with a 3D walk-through view, with a direction by Yuta Tokunaga of ARCHI HATCH. It brings closer the distance between the artwork and the audience and creates various exchanges. In addition, we are planning a video distribution where you can see the exhibitor's presentation before the event, and a conference where you can participate online. 

Areas for exhibitions can be listed as Omotesando, Gaien-mae / Harajuku, Meiji-jingu-mae / Shibuya / Daikanyama / Roppongi / Shinjuku / Ginza. 


Top image: Paola Lenti, A furniture brand founded in Milan by graphic designer Ms. Paola Lenti.The unique beauty is called "magician of color" and shows off an overwhelming presence. In collaboration with Courtyard HIROO, "POP-UP Paola Lenti Cafe" will also be hosted inside a lush courtyard, where you could enjoy the space created by Paola Lenti. Venue: Paola Lenti Minami Aoyama Shoroom 5-10-17 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo. Image courtesy of Designart Tokyo 2020

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