Exhibition Overview from the Artist
“From unnecessary to important”
I have been advocating my slogan “From unnecessary to important” through my art activities of carton.
Everyone knows carton is tough and handy, but on the other hand, you might have seen them as scrap and gotten an image of dirty garbage. What kind of story, however, does the carton have inside? After stuffs are put inside far beyond the sea, what story takes them here, and dumps them here? Collecting those storytelling carton, and wishing to reuse them as wanted.
I want you to discover the value depends on each individuals.
You might find anything valuable when you happened upon some trash.
If you see it as trash or treasure, it is totally up to you.
I want everyone to have new perspective.
Open Studio Date:
March 16th: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
March 18th: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm / 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Card Wallet Workshop: March 16th and March 17th (Find out more: Create Recycled Card Wallets with Carton!)
About the Artist
Carton / Fuyuki Shimazu
Fuyuki was born in 1987 in Japan. He later entered Tama Art University and majored in information design. After graduating from university, he worked in advertising company for 4 years. As a student, Carton was attracted to a piece of cardboard that had very interesting graphics. He realized that people often throw those pieces of cardboard when they are finished using them. Thinking that it was a waste, he began to start his project. Now, Carton makes products from used cardboard pieces that he has picked up from more than 30 countries.
Carton Workshop ACE HOTEL PITTSBURGH / Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania ,USA 2017
“ROM ALL CORNERS” SXSW 2018 official selection Premium screening 2018
“Shenzen Design Week” Carton Workshop / Exhibition / Talk / Shenzen Central Art Museum 2019
『段ボールはたからもの 偶然のアップサイクル』Essay 2019 Movie
“FROM ALL CORNERS” Documentary Film 2019
FROM ALL CORNERS shares the story of Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu, who creates wallets made from used cardboard gathered from 27 countries. His wallets travel around the world to promote the concept of "upcycling," a thought process beyond simply recycling or re-use.