Kitagawa Taro and Le Corbusier

Schedule: Feb. 28 [Wed.] - Mar. 9 [Sat.] 2024 11:00 - 19:00
※Gallery closed Sun., Mon., and national holidays.

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Experience the stone sculptures of the sculptor Taro Kitagawa and the prints by the architect Le Corbusier.

Taro Kitagawa has a studio in Okayama, Japan, where he creates stone sculptures from massive blocks of stone such as granite and marble. He explores forms with a chisel, creating both robust and delicate stone sculptures. Additionally, he has a series where he stacks small slices of stone, approximately 3-5mm thick, to build unique forms. In both approaches, he engages with the materials, bringing out textures and crafting bold yet intricate stone sculptures.

Le Corbusier, known for proposing the "Five Points of Architecture," is hailed as a master of the 20th-century architectural world alongside Wright and Mies, leaving behind numerous iconic buildings. On the other hand, he also passionately pursued oil painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Throughout his life, he never let go of his paintbrush, producing various prints such as the lithograph poetry collection "Poem of the Right Angle."

Taro Kitagawa
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1976. 2000, graduated from Kanazawa College of Art Department of Art with a major in sculpture. 2007, graduated from Aichi University of the Arts graduate program in sculpture. 20017-2010, went to Cusco, Peru for 3 years for the Agency of Cultural Affair’s Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists. 2023, participated in the same program for a shorter period in Carrara, Italy. Major exhibitions include Museo Pedro de Osma (Peru 2023), Nagi MOCA (Okayama 2019), Nariwa Museum (2020), Tokiwa Museum (Yamaguchi 2021). Major group exhibitions include "Everybody needs rocks" (Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum 2021), "Can I touch this? - An exhibition where you can touch the sculptures - " (MoMA Kanagawa, Kamakura Annex 2022), "DOMANI - Tomorrow Exhibition" (National Art Center, Tokyo). Public collection: The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art; Nagi MOCA (Okayama); Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (Shizuoka); Tokiwa Museum (Yamaguchi); Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government (Taiwan).

Le Corbusier

Architect. Born 1887 as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Jura Mountains, in Switzerland. Le Corbusier's first design, Villa Fallet, was completed in 1906. In 1917, he settled in Paris and, shortly after, became one of the co-founders of LEsprit Nouveau, an avant-garde review. In 1922, he established his architectural studio. Representative works include Villa Savoye, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, the Convent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, the National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo). He died in 1965 while swimming in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, aged 78.

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