The Bartlett School of Architecture


Frédéric Migayrou curates Japan Architects 1945-2010

26 November 2014

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Professor Frédéric Migayrou, Chair at The Bartlett School of Architecture, has curated a special exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. The exhibition, Japan Architects 1945-2010, is a collaboration with the Pompidou Centre where Migayrou is the Deputy Director of the MNAM-CCI (Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle).

The exhibition showcases works by 75 Japanese architects whose practices helped to shape the architectural landscape of postwar Japan. Migayrou has divided the 65 year period into six colour-coded sections: black, dark gray, light gray, color, non-color and white – each corresponding to different architectural concepts. White, the most recent and current period, for example, is titled 'from reduction to a narrative'.

The show includes more than 150 pieces from the Pompidou Centre which has a large collection focusing on Japanese architecture. Featured architects include some of Japan’s most pioneering and divisive figures, such as Tadao Ando, Jun Aoki, Terunobu Fujimori, Itsuko Hasegawa, Junya Ishigami, Arata Isozaki, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kengo Kuma, Kisho Kurokawa, Kunio Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura, Yoshiro Taniguchi, Riken Yamamoto, and Atelier Tekuto.

Japan Architects 1945-2010
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
1 Nov 2014 - March 15 2015
10.00 - 18.00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)

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