Everybody's Girl is Nobody's Girl
Release : 28th March 2017
Author : Mai Miyake
Editor : Yoshitaka Haba(BACH)＋Hiroyuki Yamaguchi
AD : Mai Miyake
Title design, DM, brochure design : Ken Iwahashi
Design support+ Typesetting : Junichi Kusaka + Haruna Akabae(B GRAPHIX)
Publisher : Composition Co., Ltd.
Printing : Apollo-sha Co., Ltd.
Binding : Shinoharashikou Ltd.
Cooperation : Heiwa Paper Co., Ltd
Price : JPY 35,000 (excluding tax)
The activities of MAI MIYAKE are not easy to understand by simple interpretation or judgement, because she has been involved in activities of unlimited mediums such as installations, crafts, Japanese paintings, product designs and writings, with a central focus on contemporary arts, in her 15 year-long activities. However MIYAKE consciously or unconsciously keeps herself free from a formalistic art or an expedient perspective, which categorizes and judges people.
In “Everybody's Girl is Nobody's Girl", there are installations and space compositions which were not included in the previous three collective works, adding to artworks released after her 3rd book “Down the Rabbit Hole", released in 2012. The artworks are classified in five categories like inward organs that compose Miyake herself. And you will see this art book is just like one of her artworks.
(Mai Miyake portrays the composition of books as a body and every book symbolizes a body part or an organ.)
|Mai Miyake||Mai Miyake creates works which seek to explore the true nature of things, whilst connecting past, present, and future seamlessly by using techniques that combine the sensibility and profundity of Japanese traditional arts and crafts with the artist’s own unique spirit.|
|Collection||OPAM (Oita Prefectural Art Museum) Mori Art Museum Contemporary Art Gallery at Art Tower Mito POLA Museum of Art Setagaya Art Museum etc.|
Ginza Maison Hermès TOTO at Tokyo Designers Week more trees at Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2015 BEAMS JAPAN Keio University etc.