14 September 2018 (Fri) – 17 September 2018 (Mon)
12:00nn – 8:00pm
S503, S507, S510, Staunton
MATERIAL IN TIME is a platform for integrating both the wealth of materials supporting Japanese traditional arts and crafts and new materials created through advanced research and development with design and communicating them to the world.
In today’s world, there are a variety of different materials; how will these materials be involved in life, how will they align with the times 100, or even 200 years from now? There are elements necessary for objects people use that have not changed over the passage of time – that they please the five senses, that they be beautiful to look at and pleasant to touch. We focus on both manufacturing and application processes through the joy of acquiring new sensations, the beauty that can be felt from things precisely because they have been well-used, and through materials, so that we comprehend the wisdom and the skills of our predecessors and preserve them for the future.
With MATERIAL IN TIME, we provide a place where we can consider things not only with specialists involved in creation, but also with the general public. The venue, PMQ, a stage for design and cultural dissemination, is not in Japan but in Hong Kong. How will the people of Hong Kong – an island nation like Japan – react to materials disseminated from Japan? Let’s experience designs created from traditional arts and crafts cultivated through the years and from modern materials that stand to become traditional arts and crafts in the future.