Special Exhibit: Gaudi & Takehiko Inoue - A Collaboration of Talent Transcending Time Will Visit Five Locations in Japan

A collaborative exhibit transcending time and countries between architect Gaudi, known for buildings such as the Sagrada Familia, and Japanese manga artist Takehiko Inoue will begin in July 2014.

The exhibit is called “Special Exhibit: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe,” and it’s being held in commemoration of the 400th anniversary in 2013 of exchange between Japan and Spain. Inoue has been named the goodwill ambassador for the 400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Relations project and he has put it together through his deep connection with Spain.

The exhibit will launch at Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. It will run there from July 12 through Sept. 7, 2014. Afterwards, the exhibit will tour four other cities over the course of a year, visiting the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, and a location in Sendai yet to be announced.

Antoni Gaudi was an architect who worked primarily in Barcelona, Spain from the latter half of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. He is known for his numerous organic, colorful buildings, such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Milà. His Sagrada Familia, the design of which is considered progressive even now, has been chosen as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Meanwhile, Takehiko Inoue has continued to create manga popular throughout Japan, including Slam Dunk, Vagabond, and Real. Other exhibits have been held before this, but this one was built around an unusual collaboration.

Under the supervision of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain, approximately 110 valued pieces that include rough sketches, designs, models, and furniture will be put on display at the exhibit. It will be a showcase of Gaudi’s accomplishments.

Takehiko Inoue has produced new pieces for the exhibit. In keeping with the theme of the exhibit, one of these is an illustration of Gaudi as a child. It’s titled “Tonet” and depicts Gaudi’s childhood years. “Tonet” refers to Gaudi’s nickname as a child. It will be interesting to check out the exhibit to see what other kinds of work spring forth.

Special Exhibit: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi’s Universe

Source: animeanime

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Takehiko Inoue - "Tonet" (2013) © I.T.Planning
Takehiko Inoue - "Tonet" (2013) © I.T.Planning
Special Exhibit: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi's Universe
Special Exhibit: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi's Universe
Takehiko Inoue © I.T. Planning, Nikkei BP Inc. (Photo by Tadanobu Kawaguchi)
Takehiko Inoue © I.T. Planning, Nikkei BP Inc. (Photo by Tadanobu Kawaguchi)
Antoni Gaudi (Circa 1878) (Photo by Audouard & C., Barcelona) © Institut Municipal de Museus de Reus
Antoni Gaudi (Circa 1878) (Photo by Audouard & C., Barcelona) © Institut Municipal de Museus de Reus

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