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2017 Spring Journey | May 8-13
In the spring of 2017 CA+A(+) explored the theme of Art in Architecture through the work of Tadao Ando, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Hiroshi Sambuichi in Naoshima, Teshima, Inujma, Awaji islands and Isamu Noguchi at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Takamatsu.
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2016 Fall Journey | October 10-14
In October 2016 CA+A(+) explored the Japanese islands of Naoshima and Teshima, located in the Seto Inland Sea. The curated journey brought together an internationally selected group of architects, designers, and artists.
The sites display unique art in architecture and landscape art: the Benesse House Museum, the Lee Ufan Museum, the Chichu Art Museum, by Tadao Ando with site-specific art by James Turrell, Walter De Maria, Claude Monet; the Teshima Art Museum by Ryue Nishizawa with a permanent site-specific art installation by Rei Naito. Additional permanent art on-site includes James Turrell, Walter de Maria, Yayoi Kusama, Sou Fujimoto, Dan Graham, Mariko Mori, Pipilotti Rist, Christian Boltanski.
A visit to the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan, nestled on the hills of Takamatsu, was organized with a private tour led by the museum’s longtime curator Mihoko Masuda.
Additional exploration of art landscapes brought us to adventure in the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in the Echigo-Tsumari rural region of Niigata Prefecture.
CA+A(+) | Talks are collateral events meant to create moments of exchange among the international architecture and design community. The 2016 edition of CA+A(+) | Talks was held in collaboration with de sign de> at the Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library on the occasion of the Osaka Design Week.
The journey was the occasion for a special talk with Fram Kitagawa, the director of the Setouchi Triennial and curator of numerous art festivals in Japan focused on social and landscape regeneration through art on-site.