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Noritaka Minami 1972

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On view in the Perloff Gallery from Monday, April 30 through Friday June 1, 2012

Noritaka Minami, B 1004 (Window), 2011
 
Noritaka Minami’s photographic series 1972 examines the Nakagin Capsule Tower (Tokyo, 1972), designed by Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007), one of the leading members of the architectural movement Metabolism.  When the building opened in March of 1972, it was advertised in the media to signal “the dawn of the capsule age.”  
 
Noritaka Minami, B 1004 (Model), 2011
 
Kurokawa had additional projects planned in the coming years that called for the mass production of these capsules.  Yet, the Nakagin Capsule Tower became the last project of its kind to be completed by the architect.  This project examines a space that embodies the future as imagined by Kurokawa in 1972 and its current condition through the medium of photography.  Moreover, the photographs capture scenes within the Nakagin Capsule Tower at a time when the very future of the building is in question.
 
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant.
 
Noritaka Minami,  A 706 (Window), 2011
 

 

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