"Chocolate" Exhibition

21_21 Design Sight

poster for "Chocolate" Exhibition

This event has ended.

21_21's first exhibition, "Chocolate", has been planned and executed under the direction of Naoto Fukasawa a product designer and one of the 21_21 directors. The subject matter of the first exhibition is "chocolate", something with which everyone is familiar and yet here, nothing more than a springboard for expressing design points of view. Here, Naoto Fukasawa and some 30 creative individuals and groups present surprising visions that respond to the word "chocolate" and its bittersweet nature. The 70 or so works on display span a wide range of media, including installation, video, photographs and sculpture. Bon appétit!

The following events have been planned in conjunction with the exhibition. Detailed information will be updated on the museum's website.

• ''Gallery talk'' by participant creators
In creating works for this exhibition, what aspects of chocolate did the creators focus on, and what were their thought processes? This series of fun-filled talks reflects the individuality of the participating creators and provides a great opportunity to sharpen your "design sight" via theirs.

• Lecture by Naoto Fukasawa
Fukasawa will talk about why "Chocolate" was chosen as 21_21 Design Sight's first major exhibition. This talk is aimed at students and designers learning about design.

• A ''live chocolate show'' by a patissier
Scheduled for June. "Making chocolate" involves far more than dreaming up innovative shapes and forms; it calls for careful consideration of how to stimulate the five senses, how it appeals visually and aromatically, the composition of tastes, the sounds it makes and its texture inside the mouth. This event is designed to give participants a taste of the highly creative world of the confectioner by showing them at work.

- All programs will be conducted in Japanese only.
- The above details are subject to change without notice.

Photo top: Tyen "Shocko Scream" 2007 Courtesy of Tyen
Bottom: Naoto Fukasawa Image photografh of "Chocolate Life" 2007 Courtesy of Naoto Fukasawa

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Schedule

From 2007-04-27 To 2007-07-29
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-20:00, Closed on Tuesdays

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Reviews

donald_japantimes: (2007-05-09 at 15:05)

Japan Times Art Brief
By Samantha Sinnayah

This may seem overtly sweet stuff, but, like most desserts, when physically confronted, it's hard to resist ...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20070503b1.html

tstg104: (2007-05-20 at 22:05)

We Like Chocolate!!

みなさんチョコレートってどんな感じ?って言われて想像する事は??
甘い?とける?ちゃいろい??
もっともっと!!
あなたが想像もしないような色んなChocolate達がお待ちしてマス♪

seds: (2007-05-29 at 14:05)

チョコレートの横断歩道が記憶に残りましたが
チョコレートはものもと形が変幻自在なので
建築に用いるコンクリートと同様、作品作りには向いてそうですね。

http://dokudan.seesaa.net/article/40202593.html

ramarama: (2007-06-17 at 18:06)

かわいい!とか、食べたい!とか、これのどこがチョコ?とか、
思ったよりも幅広く作品数も多い展示で楽しめました。

ポッキーの「ち・よ・こ・れ・い・と」は、日本人でないとわからないね。
ポッキーを知っていても、この遊びは知らないだろう。

一番不思議で、目を、そして心を奪われたのは、
岩井俊雄の溶けたり波打ったりするチョコ装置「モルフォチョコ」。
これと、小さいモニターを四つ使った、
高井薫の「チョコレートワールド」は、
せっかちな江戸っ子や、せっかちな現代人にはつらいかもしれないが
是非、時間をかけてみて欲しい。
途中からみて「だいたいわかった」と去ってしまっては勿体無い。

http://ramarama.cocolog-nifty.com/ramarama/2007/06/post_8d13.html

koyonet: (2007-06-21 at 09:06)

http://blog.livedoor.jp/koyonet/archives/51044116.html

チョコレートというありふれた題材が様々なアーティストによって「マーブル」「アポロ」「板チョコ」「クランチ」など小さなパラグラフに分解され、各々の柔軟な発想によって再構築されている。一つのテーマからこれだけ多くの切り口が生まれるというのは衝撃で、頭の固いボクにはとても勉強になりました。

なかでもコートにある深澤さんのチョコレートの舗装道路は圧巻。

ただ・・・

sprmario: (2007-07-05 at 20:07)

チョコレートを定義する要素を探り当ててみてください。

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/bokuno-nou/20070705

hokkamuri: (2007-07-07 at 12:07)

トーキョー・アートロニカ
東京ミッドタウンでd-labo,「チョコレート」展を観て来た.
http://artronica.jp/d-labo-chocolate/

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