December 20, 2017 - December 28, 2017

Taste of Inspiration for LEXUS: A Food Installation for All the Senses

From December 20th to December 28th, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO will host “Taste of Inspiration for LEXUS,” a special event produced in partnership with the artist and food creation director Akiko Suwa.

In the ground floor Garage space, food installation exhibits and a “inspiration tasting bar” will offer guests a whole new kind of experience.

“Taste of Inspiration for LEXUS” is a unique food experience for all the senses. The exhibits in the ground floor Garage space are not only artworks for guests to view, but can also be eaten. The exhibition provides an interactive experience where different inspirations can be “tasted,” which are enclosed in chic, compact containers.

The installation exhibits use spices and fruit connected to the “Taste of Inspiration” ingredients. Alongside the immersive space design and video footage on the screen wall, guests will experience the seeds of inspiration by actually tasting the exhibits.

The New Year is almost upon us. Reawaken the senses that lie dormant inside the body at this time of year and discover an entirely new “you.”

Food tasting available 12:00–20:00. At other times(9:00〜23:00), view only.
Available while stocks last.

Akiko Suwa (artist; director, food creation)
Born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Akiko Suwa graduated from Kanazawa College of Art and launched food creation in 2006. In 2008, she held her first solo exhibition, “sensuous food, emotional tastes” at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, presenting examples of food that can be savored like human feelings. She has since created “guest restaurant” performances, the dining experience “Journey on the table,” and food installations at venues in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, Taipei, Berlin, Barcelona, and more. In 2014–15, she oversaw “Taste of Curiosity — Museum of Curiosity,” an exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa commemorating the museum’s tenth anniversary, in partnership with the University of Tokyo’s University Museum. Creating food art that explores the themes of the human instincts of desire, curiosity, and evolution, Suwa presents new values for food that are neither gourmet tastes, nutrition, nor an energy source.

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“Concepts that reach your stomach.”
Based on the principles of director Akiko Suwa, food creation strives to communicate a highly particular concept of food. It creates design and art direction for food-related experiences through exhibitions at Japanese and overseas art museums and galleries, performances, and partnerships with corporations and local governments. Treating food as the ultimate sensory communication material and a tool for appealing to our senses and emotions even more effectively than video or music, it creates situations for conveying messages to guests and clients. The food it makes is not simply something for eating or looking at. By shaping the situations, relationships and dramaturgy for experiencing the food into a special concept of taste, food creation seeks out new means of food expression that use all five senses. In this way, it has established a unique style of concept food, food installation, and food performance.

“Taste of Inspiration for LEXUS Exhibition Reception” Party

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