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The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture Through Windows
窓展:窓をめぐるアートと建築の旅

In this exhibition consisting of fourteen chapters (thirteen in the exhibition hall) on “windows” from various angles, we were asked to divide the rooms into smaller rooms to accommodate respective chapters. We needed to make three different studies as follows: First, we needed to study how to plan a continuous viewing sequence while moving respective rooms like fifteen pieces of a puzzle. Second, we needed to study how the display of artworks on the limited wall would determine the quality of small spaces by the  balance of the spatial qualities of small spaces and the power of artworks, and how this balance would influence the viewing sequence. Third, we needed to study how to lay out artworks created using different means of expressions including architecture, painting, film, photography, installation and more, as well as how to visually connnect these artworks to artworks displayed in the next room. We can say that these studies is the same as the very process of designing architecture. If the “window” is a medium of physical and imaginative exchange between two realms and the most primitive device upon the birth of architecture, we thought that the story about “windows,” or this exhibition, should reveal possibilities of architecture.

さまざまな切り口で構成された「窓」ついての全14章(会場内は13章)からなる本展では、各章ごとに部屋を小さく分節することが求められた。ここでスタディすべきことはつぎの3つであった。室数が多いために、15パズルのように各室を動かしながら一本の動線を通すためのスタディ、限られた壁面に作品を設置することで、小さな空間の質が作品の力との均衡で決まってしまうということがシークエンスに与えることのバランスをいかに取るかというスタディ、建築、絵画、映像、写真、インスタレーションといったさまざまに異なる表現形式を持つ作品の並びと、各室の開口から覗く次の室の作品への視覚的繋がりについてのスタディ、である。これらはほとんど、純粋に建築的な技術を要するスタディだと言ってよい。「窓」が2つの領域をめぐる物理的・想像的な行き来の媒介物なのであり、建築の発生における最も原初的な装置なのだとすれば、「窓」をめぐる物語=展覧会もまた、建築がなしうる可能性の現れであるべきだと考えた。

  • Date

    2019.11
  • Usage

    Exhibition
  • Location

    The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Client

    The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / Window Research Institute
  • Total floor area

    1,212sqm
  • Detail design period

    2019.042019.11
  • Collaboration

    • Graphic design

      LABORATORIES
    • Construction

      TOKYO STUDIO CO., LTD.
  • Publication and Link

Photo.

CoverKeizou Kioku
  • 1–12Keizo Kioku