The 208th Exhibition
Rhizomatiks: The Blind Spot of Graphic Design
May 26, 2016 - July 09, 2016
Since their beginnings, Rhizomatiks have continuously pioneered a broad spectrum of creative genres always transcending existing frameworks, employing the latest digital technologies and media spanning from web to interactive spatial design. For this exhibition Rhizomatiks have chosen "graphic design" as their theme, a realm of design encompassing numerous intuitive elements that comes about through an extremely abstract process.
With this exhibition Rhizomatiks have attempted, by clearly verbalizing that abstract process, to bring into sharp relief the creative aspect of graphic design production, an aspect long considered elusively enigmatic. To do so they exhaustively analyzed the vast bodies of poster works of four luminaries in the pantheon of Japanese graphic designers: Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, Kazumasa Nagai and Tadanori Yokoo. By examining their works in terms of three elements – color schemes, composition and sensitivity – and the graphics derived from those elementsf hybridization, Rhizomatiks probe for a new graphic design process unlike the conventional workflow: the "blind spot" of graphic design.
Design: Hiroyasu Kimura/Kaori Fujii/Yusuke Tomoto
kyoto ddd gallery
May 26 (Thu.) - July 9 (Sat.), 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 - 19:00
* Until 18:00 on June 26 (Sun)
Closed on Sundays and holidays, except June 26 (Sun)
Admission free. No parking.
10 Uzumasa Kamikeibu-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City 616-8533
Tel: 075-871-1480 / fax: 075-871-1267
The nearest stations to ddd:
* 3 min. walk from Uzumasa-Tenjingawa Station on the Kyoto Subway Tozai Line, exit 1
* 5 min. walk from Randen-Tenjingawa Station on the Arashiyama Main Line (Randen)
Date: May 26 (Thu.), 2016, 17:30 – 19:00
Venue: kyoto ddd gallery
Founded in 2006, Rhizomatiks is a production studio embracing an eclectic mix of unique creative artists and producers with backgrounds ranging from media art, data art, and interface design to product design, film, music, architecture and engineering. Through creative endeavors transcending well beyond conventional parameters, Rhizomatiks continuously generate new and exciting formats.