JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles, located at Hollywood & Highland, recently unveiled SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE, a free exhibition featuring more than 100 architectural models and large-scale photographs of international projects by acclaimed Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, from October 27 to December 12, 2018. https://www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles/events/designing-the-future.html
Approximately 40 works from Fujimoto’s Architecture is Everywhere will accompany this exhibition making it a unique exploration of his past and current projects, from complex models, to reimagining the future with small-scale human figures placed next to ordinary, everyday objects, such as potato chips.
Named the Wall Street Journal’s 2014 Architecture Innovator of the Year, Fujimoto has designed buildings around the world since establishing his atelier in 2000. A reoccurring theme in Fujimoto’s work is the “primitive future.” This apparent contradiction refers to the primordial, intuitive moments that reconnect us with our own humanity, and open us up to new possibilities. JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles’ “FUTURES OF THE FUTURE” exhibition seeks to share this empowering experience with visitors, inviting them to participate in Fujimoto’s thought experiment surrounding the possibilities of architecture and, as a result, be inspired to reimagine the future in any shape or form.
The exhibition also includes several works from “Architecture is Everywhere,” a series that presents miniature models created by placing small-scale human figures next to ordinary, everyday objects. The whimsical installation focuses on how architecture must be found, sometimes by chance, before it can be created with intent.
SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE is made possible in collaboration with TOTO GALLERY·MA, Tokyo https://jp.toto.com/gallerma/index_e.htm.and sponsorship provided by ANA.
JAPAN HOUSE is an innovative, worldwide project with three hubs, London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, conceived by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kenya Hara is Chief Creative Director. The project seeks to nurture a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan in the international community.
Photos Courtesy: JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles | Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging