Melting Butter Studios
Creative Communications Agency.
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Ryuichi Sakamoto's More Trees Japan // #ArtForMoreTrees.

"Conceptual, surreal, fantastical" - Vogue

project

An art exhibition of TSUMIKI by Ryuichi Sakamoto’s MORE TREES x Kengo Kuma.

Commissioned by More Trees Japan // Ryuichi Sakamoto.

 

The Ask

Japanese forest conservation organization More Trees Japan (founded by composer and artist Ryuichi Sakamoto) commissioned Melting Butter Studios to help launch it's Tsumiki building blocks made from Japanese cedar and designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma into the US.

Melting Butter Studios curated an art exhibition with 3 New York artists (Aranda\Lasch, Nanse Kawashima & Sonia Rentsch) who created site-specific installations using their own artistic treatment of the Tsumiki triangles. Kengo Kuma himself contributed a work of art to the exhibition, which was held at the BDDW SoHo showroom.

The SERVICES

Art & Event Curation
New York PR Launch Event

 
“New York creatives offer artistic interpretations of Kengo Kuma's 'Tsumiki' triangles"

“New York creatives offer artistic interpretations of Kengo Kuma's 'Tsumiki' triangles"

Cedar Cone, 2017

Cedar Cone, 2017

Study of Shingling, 2017

Study of Shingling, 2017

The Language of Trees, 2017

The Language of Trees, 2017

by Sonia Rentsch

The Tower in the Desert, 2017

The Tower in the Desert, 2017

by Nanse Kawashima

“Encouraging the imagination”

“Encouraging the imagination”

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Credits

Credits

Curator: Jenny Nguyen
Japanese Liaison: Yumiko Sakuma
Artists: Kengo Kuma // Aranda\Lasch //Nanse Kawashima // Sonia Rentsch
Production Assistants: Lisa Yan // Jonathon Ngo // Natsuko Watanabe
Event Photographer: Brittany Sturrett
Installation Photographer: Paul Barbera
Videographer: Michael Sharp
Space Partner: BDDW
Drinks Partners: SOTO Sake & KOLLO
Gift Bag Sponsor: Kayanoya