"Architect Japan 2009 - Architect 2.0 The Evolutionary Theory of Architecture on the WWII Generation" Exhibition
This exhibition is an attempt to trace the relationship between architectural expression and the state of society in Japan. It is being held in advance of the major retrospective planned for 2011 at the Pompidou Center in Paris, "Japanese Architects 1945-2010." Based on a text written for this exhibition by the assistant director of the Pompidou Center entitled "The Emerging Identity of Japanese Architecture," the show will deal with key turning points in Japan's history, such as the end of the war and the destruction of Japanese cities in 1945, the subsequent revitalization of the country and its runaway economic growth culminating in the Osaka World Fair in 1970, the Great Kobe Earthquake and Aum Shinrikyo Tokyo subway gas attacks, and the release of the Windows 95 operating system in "Internet Year Zero" in 1995.
Finally, the "post-1995" city will also be examined, characterized by a new environment dominated by the expansion of information infrastructure and the manifold activities of web generation creators. This exhibition is a key opportunity to reflect on the current identity of contemporary Japanese architecture and to trace the progress of postwar Japanese architectural history.
Concurrent exhibitions will be held at the following venues: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Taro Nasu, Gallery Koyanagi, hiromiyoshii, Taka Ishii Gallery, and Aoyama Meguro.
From 2009-08-01 To 2009-08-30
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