Architectural Environments for Tomorrow
New Spatial Practices in Architecture (Art Tokyo Art Meeting II)
Venue : Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
Organization : Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) THE SANKEI SHIMBUN / Tokyo University of the Arts
Co-curator : SANAA
AMID* Architecture(Cero9) El Anatsui, The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain, Petra Blaisse, Doug + Mike Starn, Sou Fujimoto, Antón García-Abril, Frank O. Gehry, gelitin, Hiroshi Hara + Roland Hagenberg, Akihisa Hirata, Junya Ishigami, Toyo Ito, Christian Kerez
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 wisdom and technology.
28 architects and artists from 14 countries 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.