shigeru uchida speaks on “the design of weakness” at pratt

opening reception(s) thursday, october 15th, 6:00pm until 8:00pm:

ippodo gallery • 521 west 26th street b1, (between 10th & 11th avenues)
new york, new york 10001, telephone: 212 / 967-4899
opening reception thursday, october 15th, 6:00pm until 8:00pm

shigeru uchida & ippodo gallery

design indaba: shigeru uchida & the power of weakness . . .

gana art gallery • 568 west 25th street
new york, new york 10001, telephone: 212 / 229-5828
tuesday to saturday: 10:00am until 6:00pm
opening reception thursday, october 15th, 6:00pm until 8:00pm

shigeru uchida talks about weakness & wavering, october 14th 2009shigeru uchida's talk on october 14th 2009 at pratt manhattan . . .

the history of art & design department at pratt cordially invites you to a lecture by the japanese designer shigeru uchida at the pratt manhattan gallery (144 west 14th street), on wednesday, october. 14th at 2:00 pm. a reception will follow. mister uchida’s lecture is entitled “the design of weakness” and is based on his recent publication “japanese design philosophies: time, space, memory, nature” from 2007. shigeru uchida is a leading japanese designer who has engaged in a variety of projects world wide including architectural interiors, furniture and industrial design & urban planning. his work will be on display at ippodo gallery & gana art gallery in chelsea beginning october 15th 2009.

a special thanks to dr. katarina v. posch & nick battis for making this talk from shigeru uchida possible at the pratt manhattan center gallery . . .

shigeru uchida's talk on the design of weakness . . . mobile tea rooms by shigeru uchida, "ji-an, sou-an, gyo-an" shigeru uchida talks about hazy & vague aspects of design . . . mobile tea room by shigeru uchida . . . implements • artifacts from "the outside" for the tea ceremonyshigeru uchida & the importance of wavering forms . . . shigeru uchida & transparent boundaries . . . shigeru uchida & boundaries that don't contain . . .

posted 14 October 2009

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