Enjoy the full breadth of window culture at YKK AP's "Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window", on show at the Spiral Garden (Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN) until October 9.

Enjoy the full breadth of window culture at YKK AP's "Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window", on show at the Spiral Garden (Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN) until October 9.

Features the work of 12 artists, architects, and researchers, including Leandro Erlich, Takashi Homma, Michele De Lucchi, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, and Taro Igarashi.

TOKYO, Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- YKK AP Inc. is marking the 10th anniversary of its Windowology research program by holding an exhibition titled "Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window" at the Spiral Garden from Thursday, September 28 to Monday, October 9, 2017.

Installation view of Leandro Erlich “Window and Ladder – Leaning into History” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Leandro Erlich “Window and Ladder – Leaning into History” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

YKK AP is a member of the YKK Group*1, whose diverse activities include the manufacturing of fasteners and architectural products. In 2007, YKK AP began exploring windows from various viewpoints through Windowology, which revolves around the idea that "Windows represent civilization and culture". The program was expanded in scope with the establishment of the Window Research Institute in 2013.

The exhibition showcases the fruits of Windowology research from the past decade and invites visitors to think about and experience windows in a variety of different ways. The exhibitors include eight university and institutional researchers, who have each prepared exhibits about their window-related investigations, and three artists -- Leandro Erlich, Takashi Homma, and Yusuke Kamata -- who have each created new window-themed artwork. Also featured is a special exhibit of artwork by renowned Italian architect Michele De Lucchi.

An international symposium titled "Windowology 10th Anniversary Symposium: Windows Represent Civilization and Culture" was held in conjunction with the exhibition on Tuesday, October 3. Twenty-seven distinguished experts came together to discuss windows throughout the full-day event.

YKK AP also marked this special anniversary year by opening the Window Research Institute Annex (YKK Izumi Building) on October 1. The new facility will be utilized to further promote the appreciation of window culture.

Exhibition Website: http://madogaku.madoken.jp/en/

Exhibition Outline

Overview 
Dates + Hours: Thursday, September 28 to Monday, October 9, 2017 
11:00-20:00 (open daily) 
Venue: Spiral Garden (SPIRAL, 1F) 
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN 
Admission: Free 
Organizer: YKK AP Inc.

Artwork Exhibits 
Leandro Erlich (Artist), Takashi Homma (Photographer), Yusuke Kamata (Artist)  

Research Exhibits  
"Window Mangaology" by Taro Igarashi  
"Window Environmental Contrology" by Yuichiro Kodama  
"Window Ethnology" by Koji Sato  
"Window Workology" by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto  
"Window Documentary" by Norihito Nakatani 
"Window Narratology" by Hiroshi Hara 
"Window Phylogenetics" by Shin Muramatsu and Miru Rokkaku

Special Exhibits 
Michele De Lucchi (Architect)

Traveling Exhibition Schedule 

Date + Time: Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Venue: 1F Exhibition Room, KIT Library Center, Kanazawa Institute of Technology 
Admission: Free

Date + Time: Wednesday, February 28 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 
Venue: Tonchiku Gallery, Tohoku University 
Admission: Free

*The research exhibits will also travel to the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Osaka City University, and Kyushu University (details will be announced on the exhibition website).

Symposium Outline

Overview 
Date + Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:00-20:00 
Venue: Spiral Hall (SPIRAL, 3F) 
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN 
Admission: Free. Prior registration required (this event has ended). 
*Simultaneous interpretation provided.

Speakers (alphabetical order) + Research Themes (indicated in quotation marks) 
Iwan Baan (Photographer) 
Manabu Chiba (Professor, The University of Tokyo; Architect), "Window Word Chain" 
Terunobu Fujimori (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo; Architectural Historian;  Architect) 
Hideo Hama (Professor, Keio University), "Window Sociology" 
Takashi Homma (Photographer), "Window Photography" 
Taro Igarashi (Professor, Tohoku University; Architectural Historian/Critic; General Supervisor of Windowology), "Window History" 
Toshiharu Ikaga (Professor, Keio University), "Window Healthology" 
Koh Kitayama (Professor, Hosei University; Architect), "Window Sightology" 
Hiroto Kobayashi (Professor, Keio University), "Window in Self-Building" 
Shigeo Kobayashi (Professor, Tokyo City University), "Window Lightology" 
Yuichiro Kodama (Professor Emeritus, Kobe Design University; Architect), "Window Environmental Contrology" 
Tetsu Kubota (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University), "Windows in the Tropics" 
Michele De Lucchi (Architect) 
Takashi Machimura (Professor, Hitotsubashi University), "Window Sociology" 
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani (Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; Architect), "Window Spaces" 
Fumihiko Maki (Principal, Maki and Associates; Architect) 
Shin Muramatsu (Professor, The University of Tokyo; Architectural Historian), "Window Phylogenetics" 
Norihito Nakatani (Professor, Waseda University; Archiologist), "Window Documentary" 
Miru Rokkaku (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo; Architect), "Window Phylogenetics" 
Koji Sato (Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology; Architectural Anthropologist), "Window Ethnology" 
Tsuyoshi Seike (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo; Architect), "Window Renovationology" 
Tsukasa Takenaka (AnS Studio), "Windows in Advanced Architectural Design" 
Takaharu Tezuka (Professor, Tokyo City University; Architect), "Windows in Houses" 
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Architect), "Window Behaviorology" 
Yoshichika Uchida (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo; Architect), "Yoshichika Uchida Window Seminars" 
Makoto Yokomizo (Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts; Architect), "Window Dialectology" 
Tadahiro Yoshida
(Chairman & CEO, YKK AP Inc.)

*1 YKK Group (http://www.ykk.co.jp/)

General Inquiries   
YKK AP Inc. Customer Support 
General Tel.: +81-120-20-4134 
Architecture/Design-Related Tel.: +86-120-72-4134 
http://www.ykkap.co.jp

Media Inquiries 
Windowology Exhibition PR Office / HOW INC. 
E-mail:pressrelease@how-pr.co.jp 
Tel: +81-3-5414-6405 / Fax: +81-3-5414-6406

Installation view of Research Exhibits from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Research Exhibits from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

 

Installation view of Takashi Homma “Camera Obscura Studies, La Tourette” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Takashi Homma “Camera Obscura Studies, La Tourette” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

 

Installation view of Takashi Homma “Camera Obscura Studies, La Tourette” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Takashi Homma “Camera Obscura Studies, La Tourette” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

 

Installation view of Yusuke Kamata “Uncertainty perspective” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Yusuke Kamata “Uncertainty perspective” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

 

Installation view of Leandro Erlich “Window and Ladder – Leaning into History” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017
Installation view of Leandro Erlich “Window and Ladder – Leaning into History” from “YKK AP Windowology 10th Anniversary Exhibition: The World Through the Window” at Spiral Garden, 2017

 

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