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This is the installation for the exhibition " Where is Architecture? Seven Installations by Japanese Architects " by The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo. It is the exhibition's intention to exhibit architecture (installation) as a real thing rather than photographs, models and drawings to be substitutes for real buildings and make people to feel architectures more intuitively. It is fairly special as an architectural exhibition. In addition, although there were seven exhibitors, the intention of the curator to exhibit seven installations without dividing them by walls as much as possible was also characteristic. The given site to me was the unstable space that is surrounded by other exhibits and has no wall behind. In such the place I made the object like cornfield that was left without being mowed. The external shape is the large triangular prism with the plane of 30° 60° 90° right triangle and the height of about 1.8 m. It is the self-sustaining structure made of paper three-dimensional lattice and fixed to the floor. When people walk around the object, the view at the opposite side of it changes every moment by the many lines overlapping. The size, height, shape, arrangement and structure of the object in the exhibition space are carefully decided so that the whole shape cannot be grasped immediately. By doing so, it is felt as a space rather than an object.

Title  Cornfield
Completion  28 April 2010
Use  Installation
Site  The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 3-1, Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition title  Where is Architecture? Seven Installations by Japanese Architects
Period  29 th April - 8th August 2010
Organizing  The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
Curation  Kenjiro Hosaka
Exhibitor  Toyo Ito, Hiroshi Naito, Ryoji Suzuki, Atelier Bow-Wow, Hiroshi Kikuchi, Hideyuki Nakayama, Ryuji Nakamura
Area  53.9 m2
Height  about 1.8 m
Material  Paper
Design  Ryuji Nakamura and Associates
Manufacture  Ryuji Nakamura and Associates, Volunteers
Photography  Ryuji Nakamura




名称 とうもろこし畑
完成 2010年4月27日
用途 インスタレーション
場所 東京都千代田区北の丸公園3-1東京国立近代美術館
展覧会名 東京国立近代美術館 企画展 「建築はどこにあるの?7つのインスタレーション」
期間 2010年4月28日~8月8日
主催 東京国立近代美術館
キュレーション 保坂健二朗
出展者 伊東豊雄、内藤廣、鈴木了二、アトリエ・ワン、菊地宏、中山英之、中村竜治
面積 約54m2
高さ 約1.8m
素材 紙
設計 中村竜治建築設計事務所
製作 中村竜治建築設計事務所、ボランティア
撮影 中村竜治

Ryuji Nakamura and Associates