Yoshio Taniguchi: Nine Museums
Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York, USA
On view: November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005
The exhibition addresses four integral themes in Taniguchi's
work: materials, proportion, natural light, and movement.
Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi came to international acclaim in 1997 when he won both his first invited competition and his first international commission for the expansion of The Museum of Modern Art; his first building outside of Japan.
In his native country he has distinguished himself as a rare talent of sublimely beautiful architectural spaces, ideal for the display of works of art.
This exhibition presents nine of Taniguchi's museum designs central to understanding his approach to architecture.
Beginning with his first independent museum, the 1978 Shiseido Museum of Art, and ending with his Centennial Hall, which will be part of the Kyoto National Museum upon its completion in 2007. Each building is distinctly modern and characterized by pure geometries, rich materials, and artful construction.
Large- and small-scale models of each project, including The
Museum of Modern Art's renovated building, are presented along with
texts, photographs, and drawings.
Organized by Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.
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