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Tokyo Art Meeting (II) Architectural Environments for Tomorrow ―New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art
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Published: September 29 2011

AMID. cero9 《ESA Pavilion》|2010
Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
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The spread of computerization and urbanization since the beginning of the twenty-first century has given birth to new lifestyles and forms of public space. This exhibition will look at the way in which architects and artists respond to environmental and urban problems, demographic growth and change, as well as other transformations in our surroundings, expressing them through their ideas and experiments in spatial structure. The spaces they create introduce people to new experiences or approaches, exposing the latent possibilities that may exist in the environment. The metaphors of the world-views suggested by the artists resonate with the practical proposals of the architects, presenting images of future ‘humanity’ from a variety of differing angles.

Natural disasters, such as the 3.11 earthquake, or political and social unease always exist in some form or another throughout the world. Against this backdrop, what kind of existence can architecture provide for the people? In this exhibition, we will present the ‘discoveries’ that are made when universal architectural expression, inspired by the diverse experiences and ideas of people, nature and society, both in Japan and around the world, is fused with local wisdo m and technology.

23 architects and artists from 12 countries (tentative) will introduce their experiments and achievements through models, drawings, images, sculpture, photographs and mixed-media installations. It will involve more than just the sense of sight, the exhibition space itself, which appeals to the body and senses as an‘Architectural Environments for Tomorrow’, represents yet another statement. This exhibition will take place as a part of the Tokyo Art Meeting section of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project.

Post 2011 Environments Proposed Through Architecture and Art,
an exhibition of the unknown experience,
that cannot be explained through words, only through ‘the “feel” of the future’.

1 - Colorful object models and an elaborate installation made of ebony; an ambience created by tapestries and carpets; a new landscape produced by images, actual exhibits and diversified expressions.

2 - New works by world leaders of architecture and film, Frank O. Gehry and Wim Wenders, exhibited for the first time in Japan.

3 - Featuring new works by up-and-coming young architects such as Junya Ishigami, Sosuke Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Tetsuo Kondo as well as the young artist, Haruka Kojin.

4 - Cooperation between university and community—a collaboration with Tokyo University of the Arts. Exploring the varied relationships that have developed between the ‘individual’ and the‘whole’. A project with the local community by gelitin.

Architects + Artists *in alphabetical orderAMID.cero 9
El Anatsui
The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain
Petra Blaisse
Doug+Mike Starn
Sou Fujimoto
Antón García-Abril
Frank O. Gehry
Hiroshi Hara + Roland Hagenberg
Akihisa Hirata
Junya Ishigami
Toyo Ito
Christian Kerez
Haruka Kojin
Tetsuo Kondo
Luisa Lambri
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Piet Oudolf
Smiljan Radic
Matthew Ritchie with Aranda╲Lasch, Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU
Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA
Matthias Schuler+Transsolar
Studio Mumbai
Fiona Tan
Wim Wenders

* The text provided by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT).

Period: October 29 (Sat), 2011 –January 15 (Sun), 2012
Closed on Mondays (except for January 2, 9), December 29 – January 1,January 4, 10, 2012
Opening Hours:10:00 - 18:00 *Open until 21:00 on October 29 (Sat) (tickets available until 30 min. before closing)
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo University of the Arts

Last Updated on October 29 2011

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