The Japan Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2016

The Japan Foundation is proud to organize Japan’s national participation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, held from May 28 through November 27, 2016. We are also delighted to announce that Yoshiyuki Yamana, Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, has been selected as the curator of the Japan Pavilion.

The Japan Pavilion exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, organized by The Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana, has won a Special Mention.

Comment from Pavilion Curator Yoshiyuki Yamana (PDF:896KB)

Read an excerpt of the briefing session held in Tokyo.

Outline of the Biennale

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition
Theme REPORTING FROM THE FRONT
Director Alejandro Aravena
Venues Giardini di Castello, Arsenale, etc.
Dates Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, November 27, 2016
Official Website
The Japanese Pavilion
Theme en: art of nexus
Curator Yoshiyuki Yamana (Professor, Department of Architecture, Tokyo University of Science)
Production Committee Seiichi Hishikawa (Creative Director, Filmmaker/Photographer)
Masaki Uchino (Editor)
Masatake Shinohara (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University)
Organizer/ Commissioner The Japan Foundation
With special support of Ishibashi Foundation logo of Ishibashi Foundation
Supported by Maeda Corporation
Window Research Institute, YKK AP Inc.
Nisshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Eiko Construction Co., Ltd.
TONE UP CORP.
Morikuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Yasui Architects & Engineers, Inc.
Nippon Institute of Technology
Exhibitors Seiichi Hishikawa, mnm (Mio Tsuneyama), Osamu Nishida+Erika Nakagawa(Osamu Nishida, Erika Nakagawa), Naruse Inokuma Architects (Jun Inokuma, Yuri Naruse), Naka Architects’ Studio (Toshiharu Naka, Yuri Uno), Nousaku Architects (Fuminori Nousaku, Junpei Nousaku), miCo. (Mizuki Imamura, Isao Shinohara), Levi Architecture (Jun Nakagawa), Shingo Masuda+Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects (Shingo Masuda, Katsuhisa Otsubo), Koji Aoki Architects (Koji Aoki), 403architecture [dajiba] (Takuma Tsuji, Takeshi Hashimoto, Toru Yada), BUS (Satoru Ito, Kosuke Bando, Issei Suma), dot architects (Toshikatsu Ienari, Takeshi Shakushiro, Wataru Doi)
Venue Design teco (Chie Konno, Rie Allison)
Press Release http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/press/2015/dl/2015-032.pdf (PDF:189KB)
Japan Pavilion official website http://2016.veneziabiennale-japanpavilion.jp/index.html

Press Release

[Organizer/Contact]

The Japan Foundation
International Operations SectionⅡ
Arts and Culture Dept.
Persons in charge: Harada (Mr.), Tasaki (Ms.), Okawa (Ms.)
E-mail: venezia@jpf.go.jp
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[Press Contact]

The Japan Foundation
Person in charge: Taira (Ms.)
E-mail: venezia@jpf.go.jp
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