Curator’s Statement

Junya Ishigami. How small? How vast? How architecture grows

This first exhibition with an overview of works of Juya Ishigami is an installation of 58 built and unbuilt projects. They evoke the themes, challenges and research of the Japanese architect over the last 10 years. It was created for Shiseido Gallery in 2010 is shown for the first time in Europe.

The lay-out consists of a rhythmic succession of narrow tables on which all the projects are juxtaposed. Ishigami boldly overcomes the impossibility of exhibiting architecture: perhaps here we have a work of art as well as an installation. An exhibition with and about the work of Junya Ishigama is therefore a project which allows me, as a curator, to talk about all the possible aspects of architecture...