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2019

Impossible Architecture ―The Architects' Dreams

January 7-March 15, 2020


This exhibition employs blueprints, models, photographs, and computer graphics to introduce a collection of provocative architecture projects since the 20th century that were never realized – due to political views, technical problems or a lack of intention. Viewers can enjoy an alternative history of architecture featuring some of the most preeminent architects from Japan and abroad.

Mark Foster Gage, Helsinki Guggenheim Museum, computer graphics, 2014
Image courtesy of Mark Foster Gage Architects

Collection: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Japan

January 7-March 15, 2020


This exhibition, held in conjunction with the Japan Cultural Expo, based on the overall theme of "The Japanese People and Nature," focuses on distinctively Japanese qualities found in contemporary art of the postwar era. It also explores a variety of subjects and issues that reflect the state of contemporary society. The exhibition is divided into the following three sections: 1. Cultural Styles and Undercurrents, 2. People and Society: Gazing into the Depths, and 3. Images as Worldviews.

Masaji Kashio, Feature, 1964
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga