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Exhibition "pooploop"
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21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold the exhibition "pooploop" from September 27, 2024, directed by Taku Satoh and Shinichi Takemura.

Our world is in constant circulation. Things change form and move continually, influencing each other in complex and diverse ways. In the wildness of nature, almost nothing endures in one state. There is neither waste nor excrement. Yet both have become serious problems in today's society. Culturally, waste and excrement are marginalized. They are regarded as things to be ignored. The garbage tip and flush toilet have become black boxes, or devices that actively encourage us to ignore them. Yet despite all this, in reality, nothing vanishes completely or instantly.

This exhibition looks at our environment. It ranges from close surroundings, to outer space, focusing on all manner of "waste and excrement." We define the world's various circulations as a "pooploop." By forcing a confrontation with things we habitually avoid, we have discovered the pooploop's huge range and dimension, and not only as a social issue. We encountered wonders and curiosities as soon as we decided not to regard waste and excrement as objects to be immediately burned or flushed. This exhibition offers careful observations so as to understand without simplifying. Rethinking pooploop is a trigger to redefining possibilities in artifact design. The exhibition is thus a place for experimentation and assessment of the notion of a world in circulation. Circulation is constant. It never stops. If you find a piece of something missing somewhere, it will mean a new loop has surely begun.

Title
Exhibition "pooploop"
Date
September 27 (Fri), 2024 - February 16 (Sun), 2025
* Exhibition period has been changed.
* Original Period: August 30 (Fri), 2024 - January 26 (Sun), 2025
Venue
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 1 & 2
Closed
Tuesdays (Except February 11), December 27 - January 3
Opening Hours
10:00 - 19:00(Entrance until 18:30)
Organized by
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, THE MIYAKE ISSEY FOUNDATION
Special Sponsor
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Exhibition Director
Taku Satoh, Shinichi Takemura
Art Director
Tomohiro Okazaki
Planning Associate
Yuma Kano, Ayaka Shimizu, Mai Tsunoo, Shuta Hasunuma, Amachi Yoshimoto
Space Design
Yusuke Oono (DOMINO ARCHITECTS)
Exhibition Graphic
TSDO Inc., Akino Tagami
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Directors
Taku Satoh, Naoto Fukasawa
Associate Director
Noriko Kawakami
Program Manager
Takako Nakahora