previews

  • “Space for Your Future”

    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)
    4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku
    August 27 - January 20

    Curated by Yuko Hasegawa

    An attempt to map trends in art, fashion, design, and architecture from the past decade, this show offers cross-disciplinary approaches to the construction of future living and “communication” environments—installations that aim to “transform the sensibilities, sensory perceptions, and intellectual curiosity” of those who enter. Featuring thirty-five international participants—including architects SANAA, clothing designer COSMIC WONDER, filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and artists Christian Marclay, Tobias Rehberger, and Pipilotti Rist—Hasegawa’s group exhibition is framed by early utopian architecture, which posits that the melding of disciplines will achieve the best structural and civic unity. In the current global age’s decentered reality, one hopes Hasegawa’s vision—promoting a harmonic integration of nature and technology, a fluid correspondence between distant parts, self-emancipation even—will materialize fully in this wide-ranging show.