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'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

Jun 16, 2015

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

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June 23-Sept. 23 The southwest French port town of Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine, is also known as Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) because of its crescent-shaped coastline that facilitated overseas trade since the Roman Empire. Having developed a ...

'Motion Science'

Jun 16, 2015

'Motion Science'

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June 19-Sept. 27 Creative director Seiichi Hishikawa, known for his work on TV commercials and the opening visuals for NHK historical dramas, curated this unusual exhibition for 21_21 Design Sight. As the title “Motion Science” suggests, this exhibition features works that bring movement to ...

'No Museum, No Life?'

Jun 9, 2015

'No Museum, No Life?'

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June 16-Sept. 13 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, asks the question, “What is an art museum?” It doesn’t matter if you’re an art beginner or an expert, this exhibition has been designed to appeal to all. A total of 170 works have ...

'Ikko Narahara: Japanesque Zen'

May 12, 2015

'Ikko Narahara: Japanesque Zen'

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May 11-July 4 Having grown up in postwar Japan, Ikko Narahara experienced the wave of American culture that overwhelmed cities during and after the Occupation. With this change overshadowing many of the traditions of Japan, it wasn’t until he was in Paris in 1965 ...

'No More Negative Space: James Jarvis'

May 5, 2015

'No More Negative Space: James Jarvis'

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April 25-May 31 London-based graphic designer James Jarvis is well known for his collaborations with Coca-Cola, MTV, Nike and Sony, as well as for creating Martin, the popular mascot of fashion brand Silas. He started out as a designer for London’s influential skateboard shop ...

'Sony Design: Making Modern'

May 5, 2015

'Sony Design: Making Modern'

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April 29-June 14 To celebrate last month’s release of the design book “Sony Design: Making Modern,” printed by New York’s Rizzoli International Publications, Sony, one of Japan’s biggest electronics companies, is holding an exhibition at their event space Opus. The show features products from ...

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

Apr 21, 2015

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

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April 25-July 5 In 19th and early 20th-century Europe, advances in the fields of mathematics, mechanical engineering, biology, geology and archaeology brought about a new appreciation of “simple forms,” which led to notable influences on modern art. This exhibition — a collection of works ...