tokujin yoshioka for 'sensing nature' exhibition
jul 24, 2010
tokujin yoshioka for 'sensing nature' exhibition


sensing nature: tokujin yoshioka, takashi kuribayashi, taro shinoda
mori art museum, roppongi hills, tokyo
july 24th to november 7th, 2010

sensing nature‘, an exhibition which rethinks the japanese perception of nature,
has just opened at the mori art museum, tokyo with interpretations of the subject made by
takashi kuribayashi, taro shinoda and tokujin yoshioka. the three japanese artists / designers
give abstract or symbolic expression to immaterial or amorphous concepts as well as natural
phenomenon such as snow, water, wind, light, stars, mountains, waterfalls and forests.
their ideas of nature suggest that it is not something that is to be contrasted with the human world,
but that it is something that incorporates all life-forms, including human beings. the exhibition
consists of newly commissioned works by each of the three artists, each attempting to stimulate
our sense of nature through large-scale installations.

designboom gave a preview of some of the works that would be on show in the exhibition,
now here’s a look at the final installation of tokujin yoshioka’s ‘snow’ that is on show.

‘snow’, 2010
all images courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

tokujin yoshioka‘s project ‘snow’ is a dynamic 15-meter-wide installation.
it consists of a scene depicting hundreds of kilograms of light feathers blowing all over
and falling down slowly is meant to remind us of the snow scape of our memories
and the beauty of nature which often exceeds our imagination. visitors to the exhibition
experience the feeling of looking at or walking through a snowstorm.


tokujin yoshioka with his ‘snow’ installation at the mori art museum


the winter calm…


the snow scape being blown around


tokujin yoshioka with ‘snow’, 2010


installation view of ‘snow’, in which fine feathers are blown up by wind to emulate a snow storm


‘snow’, 2010


a look at the feathers being blown around


visitors enjoying the snow scape


‘snow’, 2010 at mori art museum


view from afar


progression of ‘snow’, 2010


progression of ‘snow’, 2010

other works on show by tokujin yoshioka hist pieces ‘the light’ and ‘waterblock’:


‘the light’ by tokujin yoshioka


installation view of ‘waterblock’


full view of ‘waterblock’


up close of ‘waterblock’


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‘waterblock’


visitors admiring ‘waterblock’

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