Yasuhiro Yamashita "Tomorrow: The Challenge of Architecture"

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This event, the first solo exhibition to feature the continually challenging work of Yasuhiro Yamashita (b. 1960), provides an overview of the noted architect’s 20-year career. As seen in works such as Earth Bricks (2011), the first structure in contemporary Japan to be made with earthen blocks, Yamashita not only conceives of new “things” that lie outside of the scope of conventional wisdom, he affects “actions” by becoming directly involved with his clients, contractors, universities, and building-material makers. A man of uncommon talent, Yamashita is also blessed with the ability to realize “things.”

In this exhibition, we present a 1:1-scale model of Church of Soil, designed by Yamashita as the next phase in his application of earthen blocks. The cross-shaped openings in the exterior wall, measuring 4.9 meters at its highest point, will allow visitors to experience a mystical space engulfed in countless crosses of light. In addition, the event will provide a comprehensive survey of Yamashita’s career based on two perspectives: “Seven Adventures with Things” and “Seven Adventures with Actions.”

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From 2012-10-13 To 2012-12-22

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