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JAPANORAMA, A new look on the contemporary creation

Centre Pompidou Metz, 2018

This exhibition, was designed in collaboration with the Japanese agency SANAA at the Pompidou Center of Metz and traces the evolution of contemporary art that took place in Japan from the 1970s.

Nearly 350 works, made by a hundred artists, writers, and designers close to fashion or architecture, are spread over two of the three major galleries of the museum.

The chaotic way in which contemporary creation developed in Japan during these years is illustrated and magnified by scenography. The spaces adapt to the different sections by being rectilinear or on the contrary curved, to strengthen the work of the artists and the atmosphere they wanted to give. These sections are separated by translucent curtains that allow to see all the spaces. This way a game of transparency is created, allowing to guess the continuation of the exhibition.

Created in collaboration with SANAA 

Client
Centre Pompidou Metz

Commissioners
Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of the Museum of contemporary art in Tokyo

Mission
Scenography of a temporary exhibition

Date
20 October 2017 – 5 March 2018

Collaboration
Margaret Gray (Graphisme)