Curated by the Tadao Ando Architect & Associates studio, an exhibition dedicated to Tadao Ando’s last ten museum projects will be held at the Duvetica Store and Showroom in Milan April 17-22. The projects, realized between Europe and Japan over a period stretching from the mid-1990s until 2010, will be presented through a large selection of drawings, models, videos and photos. The event will be held in the building that was the Japanese architect’s latest project in Europe, the Duvetica Store and Showroom in Milan, opened in October 2011 and comprising a vast open space and a showroom below the store, both measuring 220 square meters. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.
Tadao Ando and Duvetica started to work together in 2010 on the design of the Courmayeur store, before collaborating again on the stores in Tokyo, Japan, and Kitzbühel, Austria, which were opened in quick succession between July 2010 and summer 2011.
The exhibition will have a section dedicated to Europe, which will include the Stone Sculpture Museum in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, three projects executed in the Chateau La Coste in Aix-en-Provence, France, as well as the projects Ando carried out in Italy – more specifically, in Venice – for the Palazzo Grassi, Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Centre. The exhibition also features the projects Ando undertook in Naoshima, Japan – Benesse House Museum/Oval, Lee Ufan Museum and Chichu Art Museum – and the Abu Dhabi Maritime Museum he designed in the United Arab Emirates.
The exhibition aims to unveil the design approach employed by Ando, who always works according to the same way of thinking: “I try to learn from buildings, communities, landscapes and people from various different areas of life, and to create a lively dialogue between the existing and the new.”
Exhibition: Tadao Ando Architecture Exhibition: a selection of museum projects
Curated by: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Venue: DUVETICA Store and Showroom, Via Santo Spirito 22, Milan
Exhibition Dates: 17 – 22 April 2012. Opening hours: 10 am – 7 pm. Free admission
Presentation to the Press: Thursday 19 April 1.30 – 2.30 pm
How to get there: Milan Metro – Montenapoleone