Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nagi Moca, "Moon"

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The Museum of Contemporary Art in the tiny town of Nagi in Okayama is a unique collaboration between architect and artist. The building entitled "Moon" is by architect Arata Isozaki and artist Kazuo Okazaki.

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The name "Moon" refers to the orientation of the building, a long narrow shape composed of an arc and a straight line. The line points towards the moon at 10pm on the Autumnal Equinox.

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The artwork is titled Hisashi that which supplements, and is composed of 2 small sculptures on the flat wall and 2 curved granite benches along the curved wall.

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It is a large minimal space filled with light. Hisashi is a Japanese word for eaves and refers to the sculptures which are made by pouring plaster so it overhangs an edge, and when dry is then hung on the wall.

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2 comments:

  1. FABULOUS photos! Composition... chapeau!
    Love the Japan through your lens. :)
    Bonjour! from Montreal.

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  2. Nice looking photographs. When I was there it was during the occupation and Japan was trying to dig out of a hole. Nowadays they have surpassed us in almost every way.

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