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Tokujin Yoshioka “Crystallize” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 「吉岡徳仁 “クリスタライズ ” / 東京都現代美術館」

Tokujin Yoshioka (Saga, Japan in 1967) is one of the most influential artists in the world.  His artworks are a fusion of art, design and architecture and I find all of them simply stunning and mesmerizing.

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

His exhibition “Crystallize”, at the MOT, is a great chance to admire his large-scale installations.  His artworks find are inspired by nature and the relationship between humans and nature itself.

Tokujin Yoshioka

I almost fainted when I was told that photography was allowed in a couple of rooms. I ♡ shooting these amazing works!

“Water Block” is a glass bench that emits a strong aura created by the refraction of light.  It is indeed like a sculpture created of water.

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

This project started in 2002 and has evolved into a variety of works. There’s “Chair that disappears in the Rain” in Roppongi Hills and “Water Block” in the Impressionist gallery at Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

“Rainbow Church” is a solid and transparent sculpture made by crystal prisms that emit an aura of rainbow light, allowing the viewers to integrate with nature while the room is filled with this ethereal light.

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

Some of Yoshioka’s most important works are part of permanent collections in well-known museums like the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre National d’ Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York) and Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein).

Probably one of the exhibitions I enjoyed most this year. Oh yes… this is the same artist who handled the store design “Reality Lab”… surprised? Not really!

A few more photos of the MOT…

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Metropolitan Kiba Park, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 03-5245-4111, Entrance ¥1,100 – Official Website: http://www.mot-art-museum.jpNote: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with the MOT before planning your trip. Exhibition  ends on 2014.1.19 (Sun).

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

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  1. Pingback: KOU-AN Glass Tea House by Tokujin Yoshioka 「ガラス張りの茶室、京都に デザイナー吉岡徳仁さん制作」 | UNIVERSOTOKYO

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