Akihisa Hirata: Tangling exhibition opens at Grand-Hornu Images, Belgium

Following its launch at The Architecture Foundation last September, we are delighted to announce that Akihisa Hirata: Tangling will open at Grand-Hornu Images, Hornu, Belgium, on 21 April.

The exhibition, which opened at The AF shortly after Hirata's receipt of the Golden Lion award at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, takes the form of a continuous contorted loop distilling Hirata's architectural essence into a large-scale experiential structure. Co-curated by The AF and Japanese curator Naomi Shibata, the installation presents a selection of the Hirata's study models and conceptual sketches, as well as an interview with the architect and intimate films of his projects, illustrating Hirata’s view of architecture and ecology, form and function, as a complex, interwoven ‘tangle’. 

Grand-Hornu's presentation of the exhibition will be accompanied by a public lecture by Hirata at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on Monday 22 April.

Following presentation in Belgium, the immersive 1:1 scale loop installation will be showcased at the KAdE Kunsthal in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, as part of the group exhibition Japan Forward in Autumn 2013.

Image: Courtesy The AF