吉岡 徳仁 Crystallize

Tokujin Yoshioka continues to challenge the frameworks of art-making with his unrelenting experimentation with organic media. A renowned Japanese artist, architect, and designer, Yoshioka’s retrospective exhibition titled “Crystallize”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, has transformed the raw, steel encased space into an ethereal garden of light and movement. Works include “Swan Lake”, a “painting” constructed from crystal growth reacting to six months of tonal vibrations from Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Another piece titled “Rose”, a sculpture encased in crystal, sits amidst Yoshioka’s “Tornado”, an embracing and almost overwhelming installation created from millions of transparent straws, which reflect the arbitrary formation of crystal on the flower sculpture.

For the first time, Yoshioka also exhibits his most recent creations that exploit light refraction. “Rainbow Church” scatters incoming light using a cascade of crystal prisms. Yoshioka urges us to better understand the relationships between humans and nature. A thoroughly interactive experience, “Crystallize” pushes the limits of interactive art.

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