365 Exhibition - Charming Everyday Things
“365 – Charming Everyday Things” was a project that introduced 365 daily items from Japanese culture to Paris, where they were exhibited and sold. The chosen space, selected after visiting more than forty potential sites, was an old metal factory built in the 19th century. The old factory had a strong character, enhanced by the wooden boards of its floor.
What are the potential of these 365 items for typical Parisian daily life? What place can they occupy amongst the cafe corners or in a marché, for instance? Displaying the items on floating plates created an unusual landscape, and each item was set in a relationship with the others: they appear centripetal, yet at the same time still in a distant continuity, somewhat like everyday landscapes. The objects were exhibited on the lower ground floor. The shop, which was located on the second floor, was given a theatrical quality by positioning the objects around the central void and stairs. 365 continues to be exhibited across Japan, in a factory in Aomori, at the Tokyo Station, at the Pola Gallery in Ginza, and at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. We are producing a variety of different experiences specific to each of these new venues.
Photos © Takuji Shimmura