“Sejima Kazuyo SANAA × Hokusai”
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One characteristic of Sumida Hokusai Museum, which is dedicated to the works of Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai, it its ultramodern architecture. The building was designed by Sejima Kazuyo, one of the leading architects in Japan today. The novel outside is covered by walls made from aluminum panels that have a slightly mirrored surface. Sejima’s modern architecture and Hokusai’s traditional Japanese artworks may seem to be opposed to each other, but in fact they have something in common - both have drawn and continue to draw a great deal of global attention. Hokusai studied drawing and mark making methods that were cutting edge at the time, using them to produce comical yet heartwarming depictions of people. Sejima’s work is not only stylish, but also looks to integrate community and people.
This exhibition introduces the work of these two innovative artists.