Architectural Environments for Tomorrow - New Spatial Practices in Architecture and Art

Exhibition Outline

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.

This exhibition will take place as a part of the Tokyo Art Meeting section of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project.

Post 2011 Environments Proposed Through Architecture and Art,
an exhibition of the unknown experience, that cannot be explained through words, only through 'the "feel" of the future'.
1. Colorful object models and an elaborate installation made of ebony; an ambience created by tapestries and carpets; a new landscape produced by images, actual exhibits and diversified expressions.
2. New works by world leaders of architecture and film, Frank O. Gehry and Wim Wenders, exhibited for the first time in Japan.
3. Featuring new works by up-and-coming young architects such as Junya Ishigami, Sosuke Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Tetsuo Kondo as well as the young artist, Haruka Kojin.
4. Cooperation between university and community--a collaboration with Tokyo University of the Arts. Exploring the varied relationships that have developed between the 'individual' and the 'whole'. A project with the local community by gelitin.

Tokyo Culture Creation Project
Tokyo Culture Creation Project, organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture in cooperation with arts organizations and NPOs, aims to establish Tokyo as a city of global cultural creativity. The project facilitates involvement of a larger number of people in creation of new culture, by building regional bases for culture creation across the city and offering opportunities for creative experiences to children and young people. Moreover, it creates and globally disseminates new Tokyo culture through organizing international festivals and other diverse events.

Tokyo Art Meeting
Tokyo Art Meeting presents a range of possibilities for new art by facilitating encounters between various genres of expression, mainly in the field of contemporary art but also including design, architecture and other specialist fields. In this, the second in the series, art meets architecture with the theme, 'environmentsfor tomorrow'. Organized in cooperation with SANAA, the leader of new trends in the architectural world, it will launch a wide variety of projects ranging from shopping districts to disaster-related fields. The Tokyo University of the Arts will also take part with the 'Tokyo University of the Arts Architectural Environments for Tomorrow Weeks'. Taking place within the university this will present works and a symposium, etc., on the theme of 'the individual and the whole'.

El Anatsui
The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain
Petra Blaisse
Doug + Mike Starn
Sou Fujimoto
Antón García-Abril
Frank O. Gehry
Hiroshi Hara + Roland Hagenberg
Akihisa Hirata
Junya Ishigami
Toyo Ito
Christian Kerez
Haruka Kojin
Tetsuo Kondo
Luisa Lambri
Walter Niedermayr
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Piet Oudolf
Smiljan Radic
Matthew Ritchie with Aranda╲Lasch, Daniel Bosia & Arup AGU
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Matthias Schuler+Transsolar
Studio Mumbai
Fiona Tan
Wim Wenders

Exhibition Outline
Date: October 29 (Sat), 2011 -January 15 (Sun), 2012
Closed on: Mondays (except for January 2, 9), December 29 - January 1,January 4, 10, 2012
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 *Open until 21:00 on October 29 (Sat)
(tickets available until 30 min. before closing)
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo University of the Arts
Organized by: 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
Supported by: The Asahi Shimbun Foundation / Soichiro Fukutake
The Mondriaan Foundation / ROLEX / Zumtobel / FANTASIA
In cooperation with: Austrian Embassy / Austrian Cultural Forum
The Ministry of Culture of The Kingdom of Bahrain
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Japan
Flanders Center / Hermès Japon / NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi Co., Ltd. (NTKJ) / Panasonic Electric Works Co, Ltd.
Embassy of Spain / Tetsuya Japan / WAKO WORKS OF ART
Whitestone Museum / CIMA Co., Ltd.
Under the patronage of: UIA2011 TOKYO Japan Organizing Board (JOB)
Admission: Adult: ¥1100(¥880)
University & College student, over 65yrs old: ¥850(¥680)
High school & Junior high school student: ¥550(¥440)
Free for elementary school & under
*( ) price for a group, over 20 people
*Free entry to MOT collection for exhibition ticket holders

Combined ticket with "Berlin 2000-2011: Playing among the Ruins"
(Only available during October 29 - January 9):
Adult ¥1,600 University & College student, over 65yrs old ¥1,300
High school & Junior high school student ¥800
Also showing: "Berlin 2000-2011: Playing among the Ruins" Sep 23 - Jan 9
"MOT Collection" October 29 - January 15
"Bloomberg Pavilion Project" Public Plaza October 29 - October, 2012 (Tentative) (Admission Free)

Date: November 10 (Thu) -November 29 (Tue) Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts (Admission: Free)

November 10 (Thu) -November 29 (Tue) 10:00 - 17:00

November 10 (Thu), 18:00 - 20:00
[Keynote speech] Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Architect / Tokyo Institute of Technology)
[Panel Discussion] Panelists: Kumiko Inui, Hirotoshi Sakaguchi, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Katsuhiko Hibino, Toyomi Hoshina, Yoshitaka Mori, Moderator: Yuko Hasegawa, Overall host: Makoto Motokura

November 29 (Tue), 15:00 - 17:30
Panelists: The above exhibitors, Moderator: Kenji Matsuda

For enquiry about Tokyo Geidai "ARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENTS for TOMORROW" Weeks:
Tel. 050-5525-2234

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