白井 晟一の「原爆堂」展 新たな対話にむけて

白井 晟一の「原爆堂」展 新たな対話にむけて

Exhibition on Temple Atomic Catastrophes by Seichi Shirai Moving towards the new dialogue

2018 6.5 tue - 30 sat/11:00 - 18:00/@Gallery 5610/最終日16:00まで closing at 16:00 on final day/会期中無休・入場無料  Open every day during the exhibition/主催:原爆堂建設委員会 Temple Atomic Catastrophes’ construction committee/監修:白井晟一研究所 Research Institute of Shirai Seiichi/CG制作:白井晟一研究所・株式会社竹中工務店/展示内容:図面など26点、模型1点、CG映像・インタビュー映像の上映

concept

Have you ever heard of the "Temple Atomic Catastrophes"?

A project planned by architect Seichi Shirai starting in 1954 when the Daigo Fukuryu Maru crew members became victims of nuclear testing. A plan, that was also influenced from the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing. Numerous movies, literature, arts and comics based on nuclear weapons, but the Temple Atomic Catastrophes was the only work to come from the architectural field.

The Temple Atomic Catastrophes contemplated the uncontrollable destruction of the nuclear power, and expresses a hope for peaceful "Coexistence" with society. But after 60 years, Japan became the only country to suffer both nuclear weapons and a nuclear meltdown spreading radioactive contaminations to the environment.

What does the Temple Atomic Catastrophes means to us in history post World War Ⅱ? How can we comprehend "Coexistence" with all of the conflicts and arguments against nuclear? As the Temple Atomic Catastrophes brings us this serious question after 3.11, the exhibition shows the newly created CG model, the perspective and blueprint of the building left by the author. We also wish to create a place for a "new dialogue" of the nuclear across various viewpoints through workshops and showing videos of interviews.

This exhibition is planned as one of the project by the Temple Atomic Catastrophes’ construction committee. The organization is holding a project that is aim to build the Temple Atomic Catastrophes as a medical institution for radiation.

by the production group of the Exhibition on Temple Atomic Catastrophes

白井 晟一Shirai Seiichi

Seichi Shirai, born 1905 in Kyoto, studied German philosophy and the history of architecture at Humboldt University of Berlin and Heidelberg University, was one of the most active and prominent architects of 20th century Japan. His works are characterized by his profound understanding of philosophy. In 1961, He won the Kotaro Takamura Prize, in 1969, Award of the Annual of Architecture in Japan, Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, Mainichi Art Prize, and in 1980, the Japan Art Academy Prize. His major architectural works are Akinomiya Village Office (1951), Matsuida Town Office (1956), Asakusa Zenshoji Temple (1985), Shinwa Bank Tokyo Branch, Ohato Branch, Sasebo Main Building (1963, 1963, 1969), Kureha-no-le Residence (1965), Kohaku-An Residence (1970), Syoto Art Museum (1980), Sekisui-Kan (1981). He was also known as a calligrapher, having published Kosikyo-shojo in 3 volumes. His essays were published under the title “Muso”(no windows).

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