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, Carsten Nicolai, Giuseppe Penone, Gerhard Richter, Murayama Ruriko, Hiraki Sawa, Atsuko Tanaka, James Turrell, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Anne Wilson, and 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