“Kome: The Art of Rice”

21_21 Design Sight

poster for “Kome: The Art of Rice”

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“They are living things, they are delicate machines.” In the course of his own labors in cultivating rice, the poet Kenji Miyazawa succinctly captured the essence of rice with this phrase. In Japan, rice is a hub that links the real staples of life with culture. The intricate environmental systems that make the cultivation of rice possible and have given rise to a particular culture offer up many clues towards a science of design which we have much to learn from. This exhibition examines Japan’s cultural roots in rice and points to new forms of aesthetic “sustenance” that will go on to define new futures.

Artists: AXIS, Daisuke Abe, Kensuke Arakawa, Takeshi Ishiguro, imaginative inc., Azusa Kawaji, kotohoki, CSO Peace seed, studio note/Norihiko Terayama, Perfektron, Sakura Hirai, Kentaro Hirase, Naoto Fukasawa, Shunichi Miki(Bunkyo-Zuan-Shitsu), WOW

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from February 28, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Closed on Tuesdays except 29th April and 6th May. Until 24:00 on 19th April as part of Roppongi Art Night.

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