VILLUM Window Collection are proud to present the exhibition ”Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan” by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute and curated under the direction of architect and critic, Igarashi Taro. Previously, this unique exhibition was shown in São Paulo, Los Angeles and London.

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With sliding screens and transformative spaces, Japanese windows are part of a long architectural tradition that affects people's everyday lives in culturally specific ways.

New Architectural Views from Japan examines how windows influence our view of the environment, modern urban life, craftsmanship, architecture and literature.

The exhibition is created by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute, a foundation dedicated to supporting research into windows and disseminating knowledge about them. The foundation supports research and cultural projects concerning windows and architecture. The exhibition was curated by architect and critic Igarashi Taro. 

Experience the Japanese teahouse's many different forms of windows which diffuse the changing light within a tiny space; how manga, as reflections of everyday life, reveal our relationship with windows; how craftspeople and windows are equal partners in the manufacturing process; the function of windows as devices of environmental control and how writers and artists see windows within their works.

 

The exhibition runs from 18th September 2022 to 28th February 2023

VILLUM Window Collection, Maskinvej 4, 2860 Søborg

New opening hours during the exhibition period

Tuesday           10am – 4pm

Thursday          10am – 8pm

Sunday           11am – 5pm

The Window Research Institute is an incorporated foundation based in Tokyo dedicated to the development of architectural culture. The Institute advances knowledge concerning windows and architecture, through research grants, publications, and public events.

The research project ʻWindowologyʼ was launched by the Institute based on the belief that “windows represent civilization and culture”. Over the past 10 years, the institute has been accumulating research findings through conducting collaborative studies with universities and researchers both in and outside Japan.

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Art installation ”You would come back there to see me again the following day”

The interactive installation by artist Tsuda Michiko distorts boundaries between past and present through frames, mirrors and screens. Window frames with mirrors and screens reflect images of exhibition guests and invite them to move through the installation and get a glimpse of themselves. 

By projecting images into unexpected places, the piece is designed to alter the perception of space and create a labyrinthine visual experience.

 

Tsuda has persistently examined the volatility of human perception⁠—and the glimpse of the richness of illusions afforded by that volatility—by manipulating our sensations in terms of understanding space and time. Tsuda’s works take a variety of forms such as installation, performance, and video implying an invisible presence wavering in response to the appreciator’s perspective and behavior.