7 October - 17 December 2011
Exclusive to Sydney, Tokujin Yoshioka: Waterfall is an extraordinary, gallery-transforming installation developed by SCAF.
This installation explores the work of endlessly inventive Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka. Known for the simplicity and ingenuity of his concepts and holistic approach to design, Tokujin’s interdisciplinary practice has garnered him much attention since founding his eponymous studio in Tokyo in 2000.
Tokujin experiments with materials and shapes, using his art as a means of communicating something fascinating, surprising, joyful and unexpected.
Born in Japan in 1967, Tokujin’s professional career is rooted in the fruitful collaboration with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. The ten-year association with the famous fashion designer has produced numerous important projects including Issey Miyake Making Things at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (1998). Tokujin has collaborated with various companies inside and outside Japan including Hermès, BMW, Toyota and Swarovski. His works are held in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This will be the artist’s first visit to Australia.