The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows
Dates: Tue. 13 October 2020 - Mon. 11 January 2021
Closed: Mondays (except 23 November, 11 January 2021), Tue. 24 November, 25 - 31 December 2020
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Window Research Institute
Subsidized by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Supported by Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, Polish Cultural Institute in Japan
Academic Adviser: Taro Igarashi (Professor, Tohoku University/ Architecture Historian and Critic/ Supervisor for Windowlogy)
Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.
Windows—a common, indispensable part of our lives. Square or rectangular in shape, they frame the world outside for us to see. People have long perceived a close link between windows and paintings, which also frame for us a world existing elsewhere. As the times have progressed, this link has also been extended to photographs, films, and art installations.
In architecture, windows of varied form and character have continually been devised in every age and region, in response to aesthetic trends and the development of new technologies suiting the regional climate.
This exhibition—which is enhanced by insights from the Window Research Institute—presents window-related artworks ranging from paintings by Pierre Bonnard and Paul Klee to works by contemporary artists. Also featured are valuable drawings by architects such as Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn. We invite you to explore the wide world of windows from multiple perspectives.