Architect Tsuyoshi Tane Holds Exhibition at Two Venues Simultaneously
Estonian national Museum (2006–16). Photo: Eesti Rahva Muuseum / Courtesy of DGT.
France-based, internationally active architect Tsuyoshi Tane’s latest exhibition is currently being held at two venues simultaneously: the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and Toto Gallery·Ma.
Tane is an innovator known for winning the international design contest for the Estonian National Museum when he was in his early 20s, as well as his short-listed “Kofun Stadium” design proposal for Japan’s New National Stadium.
His current exhibition, “Archaeology of the Future,” is an exploration of whether architecture can create the future through memory, and includes more than 100 pieces showcasing his activities since 2004.
New National Stadium proposal: Kofun Stadium (2012). Image courtesy of DGT.
The Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery installation offers an experience under the title “Digging & Building,” featuring large-scale models and videos of the Estonian National Museum and six other projects. It shows how they were derived by uncovering the history of their sites, digging deeper, and allowing what lay hidden to fly free.
The Toto Gallery·Ma installation has the title “Search & Research,” and focuses on how an architect thinks, introducing the archaeological research methods applied in all of Tane’s projects.
Together, the two installations provide a full picture of Tane’s theoretical and practical approach to analyzing local memory to create new systems and develop them into architecture for the future. You’re sure to come away with new ideas about the power and role of architecture and its future possibilities.
Memory is not solely of the past; it can also be the motive force that creates the future: this is Tane’s position, and now this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to come into contact with the wellsprings of his creations.
◆ Tsuyoshi Tane: Archaeology of the Future
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery: October 19 to December 24, 2018
Toto Gallery·Ma: October 18 to December 23, 2018
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery official site: http://www.operacity.jp/ag/exh214/index_e.php
Toto Gallery Ma official site: https://jp.toto.com/gallerma/ex181018/index.htm