The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture Through Windows
 at MOMAT, Tokyo

01 Nov 2019

The Window Research Institute and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) will be holding an exhibition titled The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture Through Windows at MOMAT from November 1, 2019, to February 2, 2020.

This is an exhibition that focuses on windows. Building on over a decade of research conducted through the Window Research Instituteʼs Windowology research program, the show will be realized with the technical assistance of the programʼs academic advisor Taro Igarashi and under the curation of MOMAT. It will feature over 110 artistic and architectural works from around the world, including paintings by Henri Matisse and Paul Klee; contemporary art pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Gerhard Richter, and Wolfgang Tillmans; and rare drawings of windows by architects such as Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, James Stirling, and Peter Eisenman.

Following its showing at MOMAT, the exhibition will travel to the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA; Kagawa, Japan), where it will be on view from July 11 to September 27, 2020 October 13, 2020, to January 11, 2021.

  • Left – Roman Signer, Window Shutters,  2012, Wooden construction, 3 floor – standing fans, 280×280×240cm, Collection of the Artist © Roman Signer Photo: Michael Bodenmann / Right – James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates,  Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin, Germany: window detail,
    Colored pencil on electrostatic copy with pen and ink inscription, 29.7 x 21cm, Collection of Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal © CCA James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

Exhibition Info.
Dates: November 1, 2019 – February 2, 2020
Time: 10:00-17:00 ( Fridays and Saturdays open until 20:00 ) *Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Closed: Mondays (except November 4, December 2, 2019 and January 13, 2020); November 5, 2019; December 28, 2019 – January 1, 2020; and January 14, 2020
Organized by: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; The Window Research Institute
Co-Organized by: Tokyo Shimbun
Supported by: The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Adam Mickiewicz Institute/ jp
Assisted by: Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, Polish Cultural Institute in Japan
Academic Adviser: Igarashi Taro (Professor, Tohoku University/ Architecture Historian and Critic/ Supervisor for Windowlogy)
Location: Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery, MOMAT (1st floor)
Admission (Day ticket): Adults – ¥1,200 (900), College / University students – ¥700 ( 500 )
*Including the admission fee for MOMAT Collection.
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more.
*All prices include tax.
*High school age and under 18 are free of charge.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

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