Katsu Kimura "Toi Boxes"

Ginza Graphic Gallery

poster for Katsu Kimura "Toi Boxes"

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In Japanese, the word “Toi” has the meaning "question" (from "toikakeru") and "toy". A pioneer in packaging design, Kimura uses lively, rhythmical designs to create his own unique world. In this exhibition, his second at the ggg following the Katsu Kimura Package Direction Exhibition in 1988, visitors are greeted by Snoopy at the entrance. New experiential works brimming with originality are exhibited on the first floor, including building-block paper, mojimoji (wriggly) art composed of written characters (moji), and moving boxes. The wall of the basement floor is lined with packaging designs for foods, cosmetics, sundries, and other products, including Kimura’s representative works and latest creations. Surrounded by pop-style works that brim with the playful spirit of a child who has just up-ended a toy box, why not return to your own childhood and come and play with Katsu Kimura?

The volume ggg Books 79 — Katsu Kimura will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Schedule

From 2007-03-06 To 2007-03-28

Artist(s)

Katsu Kimura

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pbyjp: (2007-03-19 at 17:03)

The first floor of this exhibition hosts a demi-dozen interactive installations made out of paper cut-outs or boxes which visitors can use to write things on the walls or create visual displays. "Wouaw, you mean, we are allowed to come in physical contact with the almighty art??!!"
Moreover, all the captions are bilingual, a "first" I believe, in the 4 years I have been going to the ggg. (but the note that says that we are allowed to touch the art isn't... go figure...)
The basement floor displays Kimura-san's most famous packaging designs.
If you happen to be in the area, don't miss it.

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