Koizumi-san’s works are known for their diversity in material and function, but in this exhibition, we aim to unify them under the design philosophy of 白 and 素, pronounced here as shiro and shiro.
At the root, 白(shiro) means “white” and 素(shiro) means “basic”. But brought to life in the context of language, shiro and shiro signify complex and shifting ideas of purity, simplicity, and truth.
Shiro and Shiro will exhibit a selection of Makoto Koizumi’s works curated to feature objects designed and crafted in pure, unadorned form. We are thrilled to be joined by Koizumi-san himself on the evening of Friday, May 17th.
Stay tuned for more information on Shiro and Shiro, and in the meantime, explore Koizumi-san’s studio here.