magazine library at futur cultur festival magazine library at futur cultur festival
jun 16, 2011

magazine library at futur cultur festival

 

in 2009, french-born japan-based designer david guarino first presented his magazine library exhibition concept at tokyo’s omotesando hills, a display of print publications including magazines, art books, zines and special editions from 47 countries. after five successful editions of this pop-up exhibition, the magazine library is currently installed as part of the futur cultur festival which is being held in a private home in hiroo, tokyo until june 19th, 2011. the event is dedicated to those in the tohoku region who lost their homes in the aftermath of the march 11th earthquake and tsunami. proceeds from the charity book market held within the space with be donated to the reconstruction of the tohoku area. 

installation view of the magazine library at futur cultur festival

 

 

the futur cultur festival is dedicated to show the positive power of art, film, sound, print, fashion and food to a greater audience through exhibitions, live screen printing, the magazine library, a mini film festival, charity flea market, a food art project and a special event night all within the private home. 

a small theatre is set up within the home which caters to the mini film festival

 

 

screen prints on display

 

 

entrance to the charity flea market

 

 

exterior of the private home which is host the futur cultur festival

 

 

 

 

 video by ‘a zillion ideas‘ for futur cultur

 

 

magazine library by david guarino from ‘a zillion ideas’

 

 

following the futur cultur festival the magazine library makes its way to designboom’s ‘yakitate!’ exhibition at dwell on design in los angeles, USA from june 24th, to june 26th, 2011.

yakitate!is japanese for ‘freshly baked’ – designboom has curated an exciting collection of the latest contemporary design from japan that will be on view for three days in los angeles, commissioned especially for the exhibition ‘dwell on design’. it is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of contemporary japanese design. the exhibition explores the role of tradition and innovation and provides a rare encounter with works that embody the transformation of functional design to sculpture, connecting japanese culture with the californian lifestyle.

david guarino’s magazine library installation at dwell on design will focus on asian publications, most of which are japanese, and are being brought to north america for the first time.

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