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Naoya Hatakeyama converses with Hubertus Van Amelunxen at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

September 6, 2007
by Canadian Architect

In conjunction with the exhibition Naoya Hatakeyama: Scales, the public will be treated to a conversation between artist Naoya Hatakeyama and Hubertus Van Amelunxen, curator of the Tangent series at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

The event takes place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 27, 2007 in the Paul Desmarais Theatre at the CCA. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Commissioned by the CCA, Japanese artist Naoya Hatakeyama has created three photographic series of architectural models that challenge notions of scale and the perception of reality. Hatakeyama selected five photographs from the CCA Collection that show the strategic use of the camera to influence the appearance and understanding of buildings, as well as photography’s power to transform an architectural model. Inspired by these images, the artist has photographed existing models of New York City and Tokyo. His works shift scales and perspectives, creating the illusion of a real city from its representation or emphasizing the model as a reproduction. Naoya Hatakeyama: Scales is the fourth and concluding exhibition in the Tangent series, which seeks to bring contemporary artists into dialogue with the CCAs rich collection.

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