The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
Exhibition focusing on Post-war Japanese Residential Architecture held in Rome

The Japan Foundation holds an exhibition entitled The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 from November 2016 to February 2017 in Rome, Italy.
The exhibition is being held in cooperation with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) – Italy's first national museum of contemporary art, established in 2000 – as part of the commemorative celebrations marking 150 years since the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between Japan and Italy in 1866.
Innumerable houses are constructed in Japan each year, and many internationally-active Japanese architects are also engaged in the design of houses. However, few large-scale overseas exhibitions dedicated to Japanese residential architecture have been held to date. This exhibition explores 75 examples of residential architecture by 56 architects spanning from the end of World War II up to the present day, through over 400 pieces of material and documentation. We hope that the exhibition allows visitors to gain new perspectives in understanding the work of these architects in relation to the most fundamental human activity of "dwelling" within the context of Japanese society, which has undergone great changes during the 70 years following the war.
When the exhibition closes in Rome, it is scheduled to travel to London (Barbican Centre) and Tokyo (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) with a partial alteration to its content.

Outline

Dates Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Venue
Organized by The Japan Foundation; National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI),
Co-produced by The Japan Foundation, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI), Barbican Centre, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT).
Curator Kenjiro Hosaka [Curator; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT)]
Pippo Ciorra [Senior Curator, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI)]
Florence Ostende [Curator, Barbican Centre]
Academic Support Yoshiharu Tsukamoto [Atelier Bow-Wow / Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology]
Hiroyasu Fujioka [Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology]
Exhibition design Atelier Bow-Wow
Supported by

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Architects include Takefumi Aida, Jun Aoki, Takamitsu Azuma, Atelier Bow-Wow (Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima), Tsutomu Abe, Tadao Ando, Jun Igarashi, Ikimono Architects (Takashi Fujino), Tsutomu Ikuta, Kiyoshi Ikebe, Junya Ishigami, Osamu Ishiyama, Toyo Ito, Kumiko Inui, onishimaki +yukihyakuda architects/o+h, Katsuhiko Ono, Keisuke Oka, Yuusuke Karasawa, Kiyonori Kikutake, Waro Kishi, Kengo Kuma+Satoko Shinohara, Kisho Kurokawa, Takashi Kurosawa, Chie Konno, Junzo Sakakura, Kazunari Sakamoto, Kazuo Shinohara, Yo Shimada, Seiichi Shirai, Kiyoshi Seike, Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA), Kenzo Tange, Tezuka Architects (Takaharu Tezuka, Yui Tezuka), dot architects (Toshikatsu Ienari, Takeshi Shakushiro), Hideyuki Nakayama, Kazuhiko Namba, Taira Nishizawa, Ryue Nishizawa, Osamu Nishida+Erika Nakagawa, Itsuko Hasegawa, Go Hasegawa, Shigeru Ban, Kenji Hirose, Hiromi Fujii, Sou Fujimoto, Terunobu Fujimori, Kunio Maekawa, Makoto Masuzawa, Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Kiko Mozuna, Kazumasa Yamashita, Riken Yamamoto, Takamasa Yoshizaka, Junzo Yoshimura, Antonin Raymond
* The list of architects will change depending on the venue.

London

Dates Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Venue
Organized by The Japan Foundation, Barbican Centre
Exhibition design Lucy Styles
Supported by

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Tokyo

Dates Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, October 29
Venue
Organized by The Japan Foundation, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT)
Exhibition design Atelier Bow-Wow
Supported by

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  • Thumbnail: Antonin Raymond's work
  • Thumbnail: Kenzo Tange's work
  • Thumbnail: Kunio Maekawa's work
  • Thumbnail: Kiyoshi Ikebe's work
  • Thumbnail: Naoya Hatakeyama's work
  • Thumbnail: Riken Yamamoto's work
  • Thumbnail: Atelier Bow-Wow (Yoshiharu Tsukamoto + Momoyo Kaijima)'s work
  • Thumbnail: Terunobu Fujimori's work
  • Thumbnail: dot architects's work
  • Thumbnail: Tezuka Architects (Takaharu Tezuka + Yui Tezuka)'s work
  • Thumbnail: Itsuko Hasegawa's work
  • Thumbnail: Kazunari Sakamoto's work
  • Thumbnail: Toyo Ito's work
  • Thumbnail: Hideyuki Nakayama's work
  • Thumbnail: Jun Aoki's work
  • Thumbnail: Sou Fujimoto's work
  • Thumbnail: Chie Konno's work
  • Thumbnail: Kazuyo Sejima's work
  • Thumbnail: Ryue Nishizawa's work
  • Thumbnail: Osamu Ishiyama's work
  • Thumbnail: Kazuo Shinohara's work

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