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Building: Art in Relation to Architecture
March 16, 2012 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
The Building exhibition sets out to examine the relationship between art and architecture, and architecture and art by looking back at various artistic trends and experiments from the ’60s to the present through works from the museum collection.
The Significance of Focusing on Constructing and Creating in Hiroshima
This exhibition examines the relationship between art and architecture in three sections.
First, the focus in “Sculpture as a Form of Architecture” is on architectural construction and the conception of space in art as seen in the experiments of Minimalism and Mono-ha. Then, in “The Realm of Imaginary/Unbuilt Architecture,” we look at the imaginary architectural worlds that were invented and freely developed by artists in various media such as paintings, prints, and videos. Finally, in “Intervention in the City,” we introduce challenging projects by artists who dared to intervene in urban spaces with organic architectural complexes and imbued their work with a social outlook that seeped between the cracks of ordinary life and undermined preconceived notions.
The devastating natural power of last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami mercilessly destroyed people’s everyday activities and the towns in which they conducted them. In Hiroshima, a city which managed to recover from a tremendous loss, we hope to examine a variety of forms and attempts to construct and create art.