What is true self-power?
A closer look at designer Eiko Ishioka's "I".
Official catalog of the national traveling exhibition.
Fall 2023, starting at Kitakyushu City Museum of Art
“Eiko Ishioka I Design” toured 5 theaters nationwide.
Ishioka was based in Tokyo.
Posters, books, sketches, etc. from the 1960s to the 1980s.
While introducing her along with her own words,
A traveling exhibition that explores the "I" of this designer who has devoted her life to her creations.
In this book, which is the official catalogue,
Carefully selected her representative works and words from the exhibited works.
While conveying the essence of the project
Even the atmosphere of the venue is recreated.
(Includes commentary and chronology. 128 pages in 46 format/all color/codex binding)
[From the main text (opening sentence of the exhibition)]
Ten years after her death, Eiko Ishioka is once again attracting attention both domestically and internationally.
She transcends genres of expression such as advertising, theater, and film, as well as national borders.
She is a globally active designer.
In this exhibition, Eiko
Focusing on her work from the 1960s to the 1980s when she was based in Tokyo,
Posters and commercials that caused a sensation during her time,
Approximately 400 items ranging from artwork to sketches,
continued her passion for design throughout her life
We will publish it along with her own words.
When Eiko Ishioka was active in Japan,
Her advertising was cutting edge culture.
It is also an expression that is consumed as her times change.
However, she has also done major work for Shiseido and Parco,
She is surprised that Eiko's designs have not aged.
The key to unlocking this secret is "I Design."
What is important for artists is to cultivate their true self-power.
In other words, to hone ``I''.
Eiko holds her faith in her heart,
She continued her creative journey creating innovative visuals.
She collaborates with top runners in various fields such as photography, video, and illustration.
Through repeated collaborative work.
This exhibition explores the "I" that is at the core of Eiko Ishioka's creations.
With visuals that still radiate heat and Eiko's own words,
She invites you to experience the vitality of timeless design.
Act 1: Refine your intelligence, character, and sensibility - Debut with Shiseido and the creation of a new image of women -
Act 2: Back then, the city was a theater - 1970's Shibuya and Parco, the age of advertising -
Act 3: The landing must be passion - Me reflected in the naked artwork -
Act 4: Books and magazines are canvases - Book design as a body -
Act 5: Everything on earth is my studio - I-design transcends boundaries and eras -
Work commentary: EIKO’S WORK STORY - The secret of I design - Koichi Kawajiri (Exhibition supervisor)
Eiko Ishioka brief chronology
N.G.inc. (Hiroaki Nagai)
[Eiko Ishioka Biography]
Born in Tokyo in 1938. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts.
In 1961, she joined Shiseido's advertising department.
She rose to prominence with posters featuring Minari Maeda and became independent.
In the 1970s, she worked on numerous campaigns that shook the times, such as Parco and Kadokawa Bunko.
She directs fashion shows, designs books, and more.
She moved her base of activity to New York in the early 1980s,
Since then, she has further expanded her field of work to include art and costume design.
New York Critics Circle Award for her play ``M. Butterfly'';
Grammy Award for her album "TUTU"
She won an Academy Award for her role in the movie Dracula.
She receives worldwide acclaim. She passed away in 2012.
Her works include ``EIKO by EIKO'' and ``EIKO ON STAGE''.
Her works include ``My Design'' and others.
[“Eiko Ishioka I Design” tour information]
Kitakyushu City Museum of Art September 9, 2023 (Sat) - November 12, 2023 (Sun)
(Subsequent tour hall *Exhibition period scheduled as of August 2023)
Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of Modern Art April-July 2024
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art September-December 2024
Shimane Prefectural Iwami Art Museum December 2024 - February 2025
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art April-June 2025