21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
金沢21世紀美術館
Established 2004
Location Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Type Art museum
Website http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (金沢21世紀美術館?) is a art museum in central Honshū in Japan. It is in Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is next to the Kenroku-en Japanese garden and near the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art. The museum opened in October 2004.[1]

Collection[change | change source]

Installations, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
Art inside the Museum.

The museum has a large collection of modern art. Art made after 1980 is an important part of the collection.

Artists in the collection include:

Francis Alys, Matthew Barney, Tony Cragg, Olafur Eliasson, Leandro Erlich, Isa Genzken, Kojima Hisaya, Gordon Matta Clark, Peter Newman[disambiguation needed], Carsten Nicolai, Giuseppe Penone, Gerhard Richter, Murayama Ruriko, Hiraki Sawa, Atsuko Tanaka, James Turrell, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Anne Wilson, Suda Yoshihiro

Building[change | change source]

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architect office SANAA designed the building.[1] They won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, partly because of their work on the museum.[2]

The building is a circle, with a diameter of 112.5 meters.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 21st Century Museum, History, retrieved 2012-2-9.
  2. Prtizker Architecture Prize, Jury Citation, 2010; retrieved 2012-2-9.
  3. 21st Century Museum, Architectural Concept, retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°33′39″N 136°39′29″E / 36.56083°N 136.65806°E / 36.56083; 136.65806