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Between tradition and innovation the architecture of the Japanese house recounts an entire culture.

Drawings, models, period and contemporary photographs, videos, interviews, film clips, mangas and works by artists make up the exhibition along with full-size models of fragments and sections of particularly significant buildings, in an installation designed by Atelier Bow-Wow in collaboration with the museum.

Co-organized by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo and MAXXI – the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, and coproduced by the Japan Foundation, MAXXI, Barbican Centre and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, this exhibition describes the importance of house design in Japan through the work of archistars such as Kenzo Tange, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Shigeru Ban, as well as their masters less well known in the west such as Shirai, Shinohara, Sakamoto and extraordinarily promising youngsters.

The Japanese House. Architecture & life after 1945
from 9 November 2016 to 26 February 2017
MAXXI - Gallery 2


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