Junya Ishigami

Architecture as Air at Curve Barbican Art Gallery

still on on until October 16th 2011 and highly recommended!

Just as rain can be so refreshing and invigorating so is Junya’s approach to art and architecture. Calculated, composed and installed with the strictest discipline of a haiku. He presents an installation that at first glance is transparent at second glance minimal and when you begin to understand and look for the delicate structure in place, you become aware of space and how air envelops materiality. Junya’s ideas  surprise and fascinate. His work questions our understanding of scale and material structure This installation is a reminder of the sublime found in ’emptiness’ and introduces poetical gesture to architecture. It fits perfectly with the Japanese love of artistic understatement, attention to detail and economy of form.

A breath of fresh Air!



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