Exhibition

Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020

11 Oct 2019 – 26 Jan 2020

Event times

Tuesday-Thursday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Friday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Mondays and major holidays.

Cost of entry

$12/$10 students and seniors | FREE for Japan Society members and children under 16. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Docent tours are available free with admission Thursday-Friday at 2:30 p.m. (English), and Fridays at 6 p.m. (Japanese) and 7 p.m. (English); reservations only necessary for group tours.

Japan Society Gallery

New York
New York, United States

Travel Information

  • M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42
  • 4,5,6,7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E, M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.

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Extensive exhibition surveys architectural output in Tokyo ahead of 2020 Olympic Games

About

Tokyo, the transforming metropolis, has experienced a variety of social, economic and political shifts. The 1964 Summer Games, hosted by Tokyo, was the trigger to facilitate the rapid improvement of infrastructure. And the city is still changing—in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Following a period of strong economic growth up to the 1970s, Japan's bubble economy of the 1980s greatly reduced property values. In the new century, the population ratio shifted to elderly-dominant, and the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake critically altered the population's sense of values for living. In response to these significant changes, how does architecture embody the city's transition? What role has architecture played in developing Tokyo? With Japanese architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow taking on a double role as curator and exhibition designer, this exhibition explores the development of socio-architectural facilities and compares landscapes with art and performance generated from Tokyo between the two seminal worldwide games, in 1964 and 2020.

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Curators

Atelier Bow-Wow

Exhibiting artists

Antonin Raymond

Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Yayoi Kusama

Mitsutoshi Hanaga

Matsumoto Toshio

Yoshikatsu Tsuboi

Kengo Kuma

Junzo Sakakura

Nobuaki Takekawa

Osamu Murai

Yusaku Kamekura

Takashi Homma

Yasuhiro Ishimoto

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