November 22, 2007 - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) - SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE
November 22, 2007


Junya Ishigami
Mixed media
1400 x 730 x 1280cm
supported by American Center Foundation
Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
photo(c) Keizou Kioku

Recombining the DNA of Art and Design

27 October 2007 – 20 January 2008

4-1-1, Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022 JAPAN
Tel: +81 (0)3 5245 4111
Fax: +81 (0)3 5124 1141

The exhibition’s official site:

SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE brings together a group of thirty-four Japanese and international contemporary artists, architects and designers in an exhibition which asks them to respond to the current and future conditions of creative production in the 21st Century; a moment in which shared visions of the future are no longer possible while the eclecticism and quotations of the postmodern world are fading into the past. A participatory exhibition that visitors can experience through physical involvement, SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE occupies the 4,300m square of floor space in MOT’s temporary exhibitions galleries while also offering displays in public spaces and in a library.

Technological advances are offering new freedoms and flexibility to enable creators to engage in multidisciplinary practices without being governed by historical and hierarchical programs. This open receptiveness to information can be seen as a characteristic of many young Japanese creators.

The participants’ range of production varies from art and architecture to fashion and graphics, product design, advertising, film and video. Like scientists programming DNA, each fuses the techniques and methods of multiple fields to produce highly creative works according to their own personal vision of the future.

Through a large selection of installations, graphics, proposals and objects — of which fifteen are new commissions, and many shown in Japan for the first time — the exhibition attempts to reconstruct physical space as a conceptual idea which can allow us a glimpse into future ways of living more closely fitted to individual sensibilities and ways of thinking. Offering insights into emerging art and design trends that are defining our times, not only aesthetically, but also as conscientious responses to the shifting world around us.

The participants featured are Kiichiro Adachi (Japan), AMID* Architecture(Cero9) (Spain), assume vivid astro focus (avaf), BLESS (France/Germany), Campana Brothers (Brazil), Hussein Chalayan (UK/Cyprus), COSMIC WONDER (Japan), DAIKIN Air Design Project (Japan), DEMAKERSVAN (Netherlands), Elisabetta Di Maggio (Italy), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), Shaun Gladwell (Australia), Ichiro Higashiizumi (Japan), Junya Ishigami (Japan), Haruka Kojin (Japan), Michael Lin (Taiwan), Yukinori Maeda (Japan), Mikiko Minewaki (Japan), MONGOOSE STUDIO (Japan), Nendo (Japan), ContenidoNeto (Argentina), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Carsten Nicolai (Germany), Mika Ninagawa (Japan), Tobias Rehberger (Germany), R&Sie(n)+D (France), SANAA (Japan), Noriyuki Tanaka (Japan), Grazia Toderi (Italy), Luca Trevisani (Italy), Patrick Tuttofuoco (Italy), Ryosuke Uehara and Yoshie Watanabe (Japan), Barbara Visser (Netherlands), Apichatpong
Weerasethakul (Thailand)

The exhibition is curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator, MOT and Akio Seki, Curator, MOT, with the assistance of Chiara Bertola as curatorial advisor.

For further information please contact Kaoru Shinahama, Press Office, Museum of Contemporary Art
Tokyo, Japan.

Tel: +81 (0) 3-5245-1134 / Fax: +81 (0) 3-5245-1141, Email:

SPACE FOR YOUR FUTURE was organized by: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture — Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Nikkei Inc.

The presentation of Hussein Chalayan’s work for this exhibition was made possible by SWAROVSKI.

The presentation of Junya Ishigami’s work for this exhibition was made possible by the American
Center Foundation.

Supported by: Japan Arts Fund / Mondriaan Foundation / American Center Foundation / Australia Council / Japan Foundation / Embassy of Spain / British Council

With the special sponsorship of: FURLA / Jim Thompson / H.P.France S.A. / Shiseido Co.,Ltd

Sponsored by: / INAX Corporation / Sankyo Tateyama Aluminium Inc. / Takenaka Corporation / Device Inc.

In cooperation with: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands / Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand / CÏBONE / CITIZEN T.I.C. CO., LTD. / Daiko Electric Co., Ltd. / DESIGN ASSOCIATION NPO / Diptricks / Eslite Gallery / Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd. / hiromi yoshii / Japan Airlines / Juana de Arco / Kakitsubata / Tomio Koyama Gallery / Gallery Koyanagi / Marubeni Information Systems Co., Ltd. / NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. / nextmaruni / Sherman Galleries, Sydney / shu uemura / TOKYO FILMeX

With the special cooperation of:SWAROVSKI

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
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