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Past Special Exhibition

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2006.07.15 - 09.24

Creators
Daisaku Choh / Gan Hosoya / Novhiko Yabuki

Overview

Designing a lifestyle for the days to come

As the rapid economic growth of the 1960s produced a consumer society in Japan, design and illustration emerged as important fields representative of the new age. Since then, their development has run in parallel with the pure arts" of painting and sculpture. Design and illustration have become forms of individual expression. Designers and illustrators are treated as leaders of contemporary society, artists in their own right, and the barrier between art and design erected during the age of modernism seems to have been obliterated. In recent years, design is being reconsidered as a means of creating an entire lifestyle rather than dealing only with the form of objects.
This exhibition traces the careers of Daisaku Choh, Gan Hosoya, and Novhiko Yabuki, three leading figures in the world of design. They belong to different generations and have different areas of expertise. While developing original styles based on their own individual awareness and ways of approaching design, they have explored and established new standards of artistic creation that take their work beyond fashion and novelty. This presentation of the work of these three designers will provide new insights into their creative activities and at the same time give a better understanding of the impact of design on our lives.

Information

Dates:
July 15 (Saturday) – September 24 (Sunday), 2006 Museum closed on Mondays, except for July 17 and September 18, which fall on national holidays. The museum will be closed on the Tuesdays following these two dates, on July 18 and September 19.Hours:
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Visitors must enter 30 minutes before closing time.
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:
General 800(640), college and high school students 600(480), junior high and elementary school students / 65 and older 400 (320)
Amount in parentheses applies to groups of 20 or more. Discount available for the handicapped.
Organizer:
the Setagaya Art Museum
Cooperation:
Asano Shoten Co., Ltd., Itoki Corporation, Tenryu Mokko Co., Ltd., Tenryu Mokko Plywood, Metropolitan Gallery, and Light Publicity Co. Ltd.

Overview

Designing a lifestyle for the days to come

As the rapid economic growth of the 1960s produced a consumer society in Japan, design and illustration emerged as important fields representative of the new age. Since then, their development has run in parallel with the pure arts" of painting and sculpture. Design and illustration have become forms of individual expression. Designers and illustrators are treated as leaders of contemporary society, artists in their own right, and the barrier between art and design erected during the age of modernism seems to have been obliterated. In recent years, design is being reconsidered as a means of creating an entire lifestyle rather than dealing only with the form of objects.
This exhibition traces the careers of Daisaku Choh, Gan Hosoya, and Novhiko Yabuki, three leading figures in the world of design. They belong to different generations and have different areas of expertise. While developing original styles based on their own individual awareness and ways of approaching design, they have explored and established new standards of artistic creation that take their work beyond fashion and novelty. This presentation of the work of these three designers will provide new insights into their creative activities and at the same time give a better understanding of the impact of design on our lives.