Following its relocation to Kyoto, the gallery began broadening its scope of activities by deepening ties with educational and research institutions, fostering reexaminations of the history of design. In this connection, this exhibition was the first in what will become a series of special shows held in conjunction with universities. The posters selected treat the theme of "travel" from perspectives including movement, location, and the enjoyment and sentiments that accompany travel. Through these posters, the exhibition enabled visitors to examine how means of transportation have expanded, how information on regions or the world have been communicated to people, and how emotions toward travel have been evoked. A wide variety of works relating to travel were gleaned from the collections of the ONP Foundation for Cultural Promotion and the Museum and Archives of Kyoto Institute of Technology.
A collaboration between the kyoto ddd gallery and the Art Manager Training Program of the Kyoto Institute of Technology “How Will You Go, and Where? Travel is Wonderful”
November 11, 2016–December 03, 2016
ddd Uzumasa, Kyoto
November 19, 2016
Symposium "Modern Tourism Japan as Seen n Tourism Posters"
60th Anniversary Hall, Kyoto Institute of Technology
- Particopants: NAMIKI Seiji、KIDO Hideyuki、SATOW Morihiro、HIRAYOSHI Yukihiro
Mr. Satow, using the example of travel posters from the era of Japan National Railways, explained how such posters had been used symbolically: with those focused on Tokyo indicating the geopolitical Japan of the future contrasted with those alluding to Kyoto, the Japan of the past. Mr. Hirayoshi described the impact Art Nouveau had in dynamically expressing the development and imagery of the modes of transportation－ships and railways－common in pre-WWII days. Mr. Kido elaborated through posters on the traits characteristic of three art directors who had each produced travel images at the vanguard of their respective times.
Gallery Tour and Workshop "let's create an Original Poster"
kyoto ddd gallery
During the exhibition period, students in KIT's Art Manager Training Program led visitors on tours of the gallery. The tours, held on three Saturday afternoons and each lasting approximately 20 minutes, were conducted by the students working in pairs. The students served as guides as a way of gaining practical experience as curators. Visitors who took the gallery tours expressed great pleasure at learning background details about the works on display and their designers, information they can't glean just by looking at the works. In the workshop, which was conducted by all nine students in the Art Manager Training Program, participants－young children－used bits and pieces color-copied from the exhibited posters to create an original travel poster of their chosen transport means and destination. The participants expressed appreciation for being given on opportunity like this to became so familiar with poster works. *Gallery Tour：11/12, 11/26, 12/3、Workshop：11/20
Photographer: YOSHIDA Akihito