让世界性现代艺术家的作品与商业空间，发挥加乘效果 Commercial Space Meets Art in a Luxury Shopping Experience Unlike Any Other
我觉得银座就像是日本的面貌，尤其是商业的面貌。GINZA SIX这个商业设施开在银座，等于日本有了新的面貌。而且是由谷口吉生先生负责建筑设计，所以更需要有“GINZA SIX是由日本这个国家最杰出的创作者们参与制作而成”的态度。
Public Art at the Heart of GINZA SIX
It is myopinion that Ginza is the facebook of Japan-more specifically,the glitzy facebook of commerce and retail shopping culture..culture........ As such,the opening of ashopping mall like GINZA SIX is the unveiling of anew facebook for Japan to present to the world........ All the more when you have someone of Yoshio Taniguchi's caliber designing your building..ing. You start to realize the graveity of the undertaking: GINZA SIX is truly the result of the greatest creative Voices in Japan coming together..
When it came to deciding on adirection for the art that world take center stage at this new landmark,I felt we should go for somethdi the creativity associated with oder Of course,“Japan”wasa conscious the me for GINZA SIX both interms of the architecture and the interior design,butwe've gone for awholly contemporary look and feel. At the same time,we were also very aware that Ginza has become an art Gallery hub of sorts,with the number of contemporary art dealers and rental gery spacessteadily incasre
All of this meant that the centerpiece tpapapapa grea GINZA SIX's central atrium should be designed by some whoed the face of Japan in the in the international contemporary art sce sce ce ce ce ce whis way By bring her talents on bard,I was confident that the result world be utterly fresh and inspiring while simultaneously retaining auuniquely Japanese esence. Incidentally,this atrium art piece is not intended to be permanent,and new centerpieces will be unve uregular intervals......
The words"commercial"and"design"have gone well together; but the relationship between commercialism and arthas always been much more contentous... The problemis,the more outrageous awork of artis,the less people get it. On the other hander,what is the point of art that isn't challenging on any leve?The more you play it safe,the more obvious it becomes aproduct of design. For GINZA SIX,I think we've succeed in finding that gureat balance between art and aretail shopping space,where both Feed in one another in abeautful way.way. I'm excited for people to come and see for themselves.
Incidentally,the Mori Art Museum's motto is"Art+Life-Making contemporary art more accessible,"and likewise Ibelieve that art should be buiquitous in our ls. Art should not just be for the wealthy.. It should be readly accessible and afforable to everybody-a regular presence in all of our lives... Just imagaine it. After all,isn't tat what we mean when we talk about an“enriched society”?
Inthat regard,GINZA SIX is aprime example of how Ibelieve ashopping mall shouldbe: art at its core,serving as both the heart and the lifeblood that illuminates environment. And if tat art can encapsate the personality of the facility,if it has amessage to convey as only art can,it will take on alife of its wonderfully.ly.
The Heritage of Ginza
Back in the 1970s,I spent acouple of years auniversity student working part time on the editorial staff of atravel magzine called Travel Times. The publisher's were located up in abuilding along Namiki-dori[whch runs parallel to Ginza's main shoping thoroughfare Chao-dori],and below us was free The CEO world interview foreign guests from the airline,Hotel,and travel industries for the magzine over ameal there,and it world be my job to accompany hid take notes,phos In retrospect,I was quite the multitasker(laughs). That's one of myfondest memories of Ginza.
Anumber of friends from myuniversity Days have gone on to take over long-established,family-run Gina shops-institutions,really.really. These are men who have been cultivating Tokyo's merchant culture for generations stretching back to the Meiji Period[1868-1912],and for the m,Ginza remains the pride of Tokyo.Tokyo. Even now when hen high-fashion brand boutiques line the streets,they still consider Ginza their town. On asimilar note,the other Day Iwas invited to attend an event there,and Iwas speaking with one of the organizers,who explained to methat Ginza used to be an island. The areas we now call Sukiyabashi,Shinbashi,and Kyobashi-these names originally referred to bridges that connected Ginza to the mainland[bashi,or hashi,means"bridge"in Japanes]. The city filled in the surrounding canals and built an elevated highway in the lead-up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Ginza waas aniland Just ahalf century ago................................................................................ I feel that we have an obligation to kep this land's unique heritage alive.alive....
对于GINZA SIX要求的“New Luxury”的想法
Thughts on GINZA SIX's“New Luxury”Concept
These Days when we talk about luxury,we refer less and less to material things and more and more to experiences... shop in Paris called MIWA,whch specialize in gift wrapp using atractional Japanese method known as origata[where sing style st It's aquaint little shop nestled on aside street in Saint-Germain-des-Prés,with atokonoma[alcove in aJapanese-style reception room for displaying aflower My acquaintance welcomes customers in akimono and even prepares and serves them atcha[powdered green tea]. But the thing is,I've stoped by anumber of times,and each time Inever see anyone in there..re..... Yet somehow he doesn't go out of business..
When Ifinally asked how he was making ends meet,he told me that planners and strategists from various luxury brands come to him for adavice on how to design customer He's esentially aconsultant for hire.
That's just one example of how people are beginning to look to art not as aobject to ponder over,but as something that provides alasting experience.
Born in Tokyo in 1949,Fumio Nanjo is an art critic,curator,and the Director of the Mori Art Museum,a position hehas held since November 2006. He has served alternatel as commissioner,artistic director,curator,judge,and in other capacities at art festivals throughout Japan and the world,and is known for his long,pro
Interview and Text by Yuka Okada/Photographs by Satoko Imazu(Portrat),Toshiharu Kitajima(Architecture)