"Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation" Exhibition

21_21 Design Sight

poster for "Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation" Exhibition

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In the spirit of striving to be a “venue that will generate design that sees clearly what is ahead”, upon which 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT was founded, we will hold an exhibition titled “POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation” on April 24, 2010, with trend-forecaster Li Edelkoort as exhibition director.

Li Edelkoort is a pioneer in the field of trend prediction, who scrutinizes social and economic realities in order to decipher social developments and indications of people’s changing values. Through her unique observations, she has built up an influential reputation through consulting to various brands worldwide, education, publications, and exhibitions. As one example, the educational curriculum at the Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands), at which she served as chairwoman from 1999 to 2008, is highly acclaimed.

The value systems constructed over the previous century are being reviewed in the wake of the global economic crisis. Edelkoort’s attention is now on the trends being set by a new generation of designers, those that create with unfettered freedom and whose works will challenge and overturn the conventional notions of design. These designers are retracing the steps of human history and going back to the primitive roots of the very act of making things. They are redesigning not only the shelter and tools but also lifestyle, incorporating elements of nature into materials and creation processes.

This exhibition brings together over 130 works of 69 participants that Li Edlkoort sees as “POST FOSSIL” creators. This collection poses the question, “How will the designers of tomorrow look to past in order to invent the future?” As it “excavates” and analyzes new creative trends in and for the 21st century, which are embodied in materials, colors, shapes, processes, themes, images, techniques, and other elements, this exhibition searches for clues necessary for the human beings to live and define their future.

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Schedule

From 2010-04-24 To 2010-06-27

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    Reviews

    Sophie Knight tablog review

    If you cut into the present, the future leaks out

    The "Post-Fossil" exhibition excavates twenty-first century architecture.

    Miki Takagi tablog review

    「ポスト・フォッシル:未来のデザイン発掘」展

    21世紀のデザインが向かう先とは? 

    cucino: (2010-05-23)

    産業や社会と向き合っているデザインは、アートよりも時代に鋭敏だと思った。
    http://cuccino.blog104.fc2.com/blog-entry-58.html

    mone: (2010-06-01)

    様々な素材の可能性が感じられる内容で新鮮でした。
    http://katachi2.blog28.fc2.com/blog-category-1.html

    unbirthday364: (2010-06-08)

    Radiator in shape of animal,
    melting hot glass and burnt wood,
    life-size family lamp,
    and chair which has "Art Nouveau" feeling to it.

    There are lots of strange objects so enjoy finding your favorite piece:)

    http://unbirthday364.blogspot.com/2010/06/post-fossil-excavating-21st-century.html

    momomemo22: (2010-06-08)

    日本国内でまだそんなに紹介されていない人の作品が紹介されていました。
    いろいろな素材を使った良質な作品が展示されていてpost fossilの将来性を感じました。

    cbliddell: (2010-06-13)

    PROPHET MOTIVE

    Visionary trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has helped companies like Coca-Cola, Nissan and Gucci anticipate market shifts and keep ahead of their competitors. In a groundbreaking Tokyo exhibition, she offers up an archaeology of the future.

    Read more>> http://metropolis.co.jp/features/feature/prophet-motive/

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