“Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020” Exhibition

Japan Society Gallery

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Tokyo, the transforming metropolis, has experienced a variety of social, economic and political shifts. The 1964 Summer Games, hosted by Tokyo, was the trigger to facilitate the rapid improvement of infrastructure. And the city is still changing—in advance of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Following a period of strong economic growth up to the 1970s, Japan’s bubble economy of the 1980s greatly reduced property values. In the new century, the population ratio shifted to elderly-dominant, and the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake critically altered the population’s sense of values for living. In response to these significant changes, how does architecture embody the city’s transition? What role has architecture played in developing Tokyo? With Japanese architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow taking on a double role as curator and exhibition designer, this exhibition explores the development of socio-architectural facilities and compares landscapes with art and performance generated from Tokyo between the two seminal worldwide games, in 1964 and 2020.

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Schedule

from October 11, 2019 to January 26, 2020

Website

http://www.japansociety.org/gallery (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $12, Seniors and Students $10, Members and Children under 16 Free. Also Free to All on Fridays 6 - 9 pm. (Summer Show Admission: Adults $5, Students and Seniors $3, Members and Children under 16 Free)

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
fridays closing at 21:00, saturdays closing at 17:00, sundays closing at 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Summer: Friday closing hour 6pm.

Access

Address: 333 E 47th St., New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-832-1155 Fax: 212-715-1262

Between 1st and 2nd Ave. Subway: 4/5/6 to 42nd St. Grand Central, 6 to 51st Street or E/V to Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street

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