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Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities

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One of the most important Japanese architects, Shigeru Ban’s exhibition will be held at Art Tower Mito. In this exhibition show his recent projects range from Center Pompidou-Metz in France, and Musee du Luxembourg in Luxembourg, to Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Temporary Pavilion in Moscow, and Aspen Art Museum in the USA.

As the first full scale Exhibition of Shigeru Ban, this exhibition presents his work and activity inclusively. From his early works and a pioneering new architectural material to an ongoing disaster project, the exhibition‘Shigeru Ban’explores the diverse activities and achievement of the architect as well as his vision and spirit to challenge social issues and disasters. The exhibition features architectural models, mock ups, photographs, videos of his major and important works, furniture, installation and never-before-shown architectural plans.

Shigeru Ban – Architecture and Humanitarian Activities
Date: March 2nd – May 12th, 2013
Open: 9:30-18:00 (Entrance close 17:30)
Close: Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday)
Entrance: General JPY800, Advance/Group JPY600, Free admission for under 15, seniors over 65, the disabled and one accompanying attendant
Place: Art Tower Mito
Address: 1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, 310-0063 Japan
Tel: 029-227-8111

http://www.arttowermito.or.jp