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March 9: A panel of curators, architects, and scholars discusses the themes and work featured in the upcoming exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, & Beyond. The exhibition explores the network of architects and designers that has developed around Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA, and the structural invention, non-hierarchical thinking, and novel uses of transparency and lightness that link their practices. Get tickets on our website.


[Toyo Ito. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. © Naoya Hatakeyama]

Read architect Toyo Ito on his tsunami relief efforts, aiming for the sublime in design, and more. Ito and his network of colleagues is the focus of the current exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, on view through July 4.

[Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects. Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi, Japan. 1995–2001. Model: acrylic, 10 5/8 x 31 ½ x 29 1/8″ (27 x 80 x 74 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the architect in honor of Philip Johnson. © 2015 Toyo Ito]

“The exhibition is a veritable supernova of Modernism and Minimalism, with a stunning selection of models, drawings and photographs displayed by an illustrious lineup including Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Junya Ishigami." Architizer reviews A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, which opens this Sunday.

[Installation view of A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-July 4, 2016. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel]