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LE CORBUSIER: ART AND ARCHITECTURE - A LIFE OF CREATIVITY

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Symposium
gLe Corbusier Today: 21st Century Significance and the Call for World Heritage Listingh

*Japanese-English and Japanese sign language simultaneous interpretation

There is a movement at the moment to have a selection of Le Corbusier's buildings included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Section 1 of the Symposium, which features the Director of the National Museum of Western Art (the only Le Corbusier building in Japan), will focus on this movement. Section 2 of the Symposium will include some of Japan's most exciting architects, examining how Le Corbusier's work continues to serve as a source of inspiration.

Date: May 26 (Sat) 18:30-21:00
Section 1: gThe International Call for World Heritage Listingh
Speakers: Jean-Pierre Duport (President, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris), Aoyagi Masanori (Director, The National Museum of Western Art), Kiran Joshi (Professor, Chandigarh College of Architecture), Yamana Yoshiyuki (Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science/Architect)
Section 2: gLe Corbusier in the 21st Centuryh
Speakers: Ito Toyo (Architect), Aoki Jun (Architect), Chiba Manabu (Architect) and Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum)

Venue: Academyhills 49 Tower Hall <Mori Tower 49F> Capacity: 500
Admission: Adult 1,500 yen, Students/MAMC member 1,000 yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, Academyhills, The National Museum of Western Art

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This program is organized in collaboration with Academyhills. Please apply using the application form on the Academyhills web site here.
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Lecture
gLe Corbusier's World of Paintingh

Members of the curatorial team for this exhibition, Yamana Yoshiyuki, and Hayashi Misa, author of books on Le Corbusier's paintings and architecture, and Nanjo Fumio, Director of the Mori Art Museum, will talk about Le Corbusier's life as an artist and about his paintings, which are relatively unknown in Japan.

Speaker: Yamana Yoshiyuki (Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science/Architect), Hayashi Misa (Curator, TAISEI CORPORATION GALLERIE TAISEI), Nanjo Fumio (Director, Mori Art Museum)
Date: June 23 (Sat), 18:00-20:00
*Japanese-English and Japanese sign language simultaneous interpretation.
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49, Auditorium
Capacity: 150
Admission: Adult 1500 yen@Students & MAMC Member 1000yen

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Lecture Series
gLe Corbusier and Meh

*Japanese-English and Japanese sign language simultaneous interpretation.

Le Corbusier's impact on Japanese architecture and design was significant in both the pre- and post-war periods. In this four-part lecture series, Japanese architects draw on their personal experiences to talk about his influence and legacy.

No.1 gTalking about Le Corbusierh

The young Maki Fumihiko met Le Corbusier at Chandigarh\the city that Le Corbusier designed and built in India\in a meeting which sparked an ongoing interest. Maki has contributed a description of Le Corbusier's influence on Japanese architecture for the exhibition catalog, and will talk at length on Le Corbusier moderated by Tominaga Yuzuru, an architect who is Maki's close associate and who has often discussed Le Corbusier with him.

Lecturer: Maki Fumihiko (Architect), Tominaga Yuzuru (Architect/Professor, Hosei University)
Date: June 29 (Fri) 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49, Tower Hall
Capacity: 500
Admission: Adult 1500yen, Student & MAMC Member 1000yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Supported by: ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB

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No.2 gMe, Le Corbusier and Residential Architectureh

Ando Tadao describes the many ways that Le Corbusier has influenced his own architecture. Observing that "the whole essence of Le Corbusier's mastery is packed into his housing," in 2001 Ando and his students at Tokyo University fabricated and exhibited more than 100 models of Le Corbusier's residential architecture. Ando will share his thoughts and explain the attraction of this architect who has engendered such a fond respect.

Lecturer: Ando Tadao (Architect)
Date: July 20 (Fri) 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49, Tower Hall
Capacity: 500
Admission: Adult 1500yen, Student & MAMC Member 1000yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Supported by: ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB

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No.3 gWho is Le Corbusier?h

In 2000, Isozaki Arata published a book entitled "Who Is Le Corbusier?" and may well be the architect who has said the most about Le Corbusier in Japan. He has contributed an essay in praise of Le Corbusier for the exhibition catalogue. Isozaki will talk about Le Corbusier's relevance to us today, including references to his work as a thinker.

Lecturer: Isozaki Arata (Architect)
Date: July 29 (Sun) 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49, Tower Hall
Capacity: 500
Admission: Adult 1500yen, Student & MAMC Member 1000yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Supported by: ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB

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No.4 gLe Corbusier's Spirit and The Modernh

Kurokawa Kisho will talk about the extent of Le Corbusier's influence. In 1989, Kurokawa worked with university architecture departments around Japan to produce and exhibit 22 models of Le Corbusier's architecture, 20 of which are included in the current exhibition. In line with the title, "Le Corbusier's Spirit and The Modern," he will describe Le Corbusier's legacy, explaining why he is still relevant for us today.

Lecturer: Kurokawa Kisho (Architect)
Date: August 5 (Sun) 14:00 - 15:30
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49, Tower Hall
Capacity: 500
Admission: Adult 1500yen, Student & MAMC Member 1000yen
Organizers: Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
Supported by: ROPPONGI HILLS CLUB

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Architecture Workshop for Children
gTremors were Forever: Remember Le Corbusierh

Produced by: Megumi Matsubara, Hiroi Ariyama (assistant Co., Ltd.), Cyril Duval (item idem), Loris Gréaud
Date: August 25 (Sat) 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: 53F Gallery, Mori Art Museum
Appropriate for: children around 4 -10 years old
Capacity: 15
Admission: 500 yen (exhibition ticket needed)

Booking

Please make a reservation filling the form at the bottom of this page or fax. Be sure to state clearly the program title, your name, age and your fax number and / or e-mail address.
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