Kisho Kurokawa "From the Age of the Machine to the Age of Life"

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for Kisho Kurokawa "From the Age of the Machine to the Age of Life"

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This exhibition is both a retrospective of architect Kisho Kurokawa (who designed the National Art Center) and an introduction to the latest projects he has in progress all over the world, taking a look at contemporary architecture and the future of cities with unique maquettes and video footage. Following the demolition of the CIAM (Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne), in 1959 Kurokawa proclaimed that we are shifting from "the age of the machine to the age of life"; in 1960 he took part in the Metabolism Group and for nearly half a century since then he has consistently been researching the architecture and urban space of the "age of life" and has striven to promote its realization. Inherent to Kurokawa's work since the 1960s, metabolism, co-existence, recycling, ecology, ecosystems, and information are the essential themes facing the world today.

For details of related talks, please visit the museum's webpage for this exhibition (Japanese only).

[Image: fusion police @ one-north (2002- ) Singapore]

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Schedule

From 2007-01-21 To 2007-03-19

Artist(s)

Kisho Kurokawa

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Reviews

ironika: (2007-02-03 at 16:02)

http://www.dezablo.net/2007/02/post_2e57.html
出来たばかりの国立新美術館への設計の変遷がわかります。

ts_aya: (2007-02-11 at 22:02)

展示会場のクオリティも高く、建築構造(力学?)の模型やこれまで手がけてこられた建築模型も数多く展示されていて、建築に興味がある方、勉強されている方にはかなり良い展示だと思います。
建築計画と実物の新国立が両方見られるので、じっくり見る時間を作って行く事を薦めます。

mminazuki: (2007-03-13 at 14:03)

国立新美術館の二階展示室で『異邦人(エトランジェ)たちのパリ 1900 - 2005 ポンピドー・センター所蔵作品展』を観た後、同じく二階で開催されている『黒川紀章展』(3月19日まで)を観た。
http://minazuki-branch.cocolog-nifty.com/review/2007/02/post_8f7d.html

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