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  • Le Corbusier: Art and Architecture

    Mori Art Museum
    6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52/53F
    May 26 - September 24

    Curated by Fumio Nanjo

    Le Corbusier’s life was filled with Manichaean dualities, and the Mori Art Museum will provide an overview of one of them: Corbu’s painting, legendarily done only in the morning, versus his architecture, practiced after lunch. More than 250 paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture pieces, photographs, videos, and models will be exhibited, along with walk-in reproductions of three spaces: the architect’s Paris atelier; Le Petite Cabanon, his house at Cap Martin on the French Riviera; and an apartment from the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. Entering these high-modernist interiors installed in a museum on the fifty-third story of a tower overlooking Tokyo should be a pleasantly dizzying
    postmodern experience.

    Sean Keller