IMPOSSIBLE ARCHITECTURE: ANOTHER HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
September 18 - December 8, 2019
As you look back at the history of architecture, you discover a host of outstanding concepts that never reached completion and stimulating ideas that were deliberately limited to proposals. Focusing on unfinished architecture projects by about 40 Japanese and foreign architects and artists since the 20th century, this exhibition interprets blueprints, models, films, and other related documents in an effort to envision as yet unseen examples of new buildings. These include structures, which despite being technically feasible, were never executed due to social conditions and restrictions; and proposals that placed greater emphasis on making a critical statement against existing institutions than realizing an actual building. The exhibition promises to provide an opportunity to consider visionary architecture for the future.
Architects and artists (in alphabetical order)
Makoto Aida, Tadao Ando, Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Archigram, Yakov Chernikhov, Yona Friedman, Sou Fujimoto, Mark Foster Gage, Pierre-Jean Giloux, Zaha Hadid Architects + Architects JV, John Hejduk, Hans Hollein, Junya Ishigami, Arata Isozaki, Renshichiro Kawakita, Kiyonori Kikutake, Rem Koolhaas / OMA, Kisho Kurokawa, Daniel Libeskind, Kunio Maekawa, Kazimir Malevich, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Yutaka Murata, Takehiko Nagakura,
Constant (Constant Nieuwenhuys), Taro Okamoto, Cedric Price, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Mayumi Takizawa, Vladimir Tatlin, Bruno Taut, Giuseppe Terragni, Yamaguchi Akira,
Bunzo Yamaguchi (Okamura)
|Date||September 18－December 8, 2019|
|Hours||10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)|
|Closed||Mondays (except Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 4) and Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov.5|
|Admission||Adults 1,200 (1,000) yen, University students 900 (700) yen, High school students and seniors [65 and over] 600 (500) yen
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Admission to all exhibitions free on Sat., Nov. 3 (nat. hol.).
|Organized by||Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums|
|Sponsored by||Lion Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.|
|In cooperation with||Estate of Madeline Gins / Reversible Destiny Foundation|
|Under the auspices of||Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education, Hiroshima FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
Onomichi FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.