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Breathing Buildings

An exhibition by artist and architect Ainslie Murray

Breathing Buildings is an exhibition of works by artist and architect Ainslie Murray in response to three buildings by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The exhibition features a series of moving images and installations exploring qualities of material dissolution based on real spatial experience, and conceptualise the buildings as a series of filters that act between body and environment.

Kengo Kuma, who is currently designing Sydney’s new civic centre in Darling Harbour, is famed for his expert use of light in architecture. With a progressive use of natural materials, Kuma’s designs connect to the world outside the building, and offer a unique connection to space and place.

Murray responds to the Kuma’s architecture by highlighting the subtle qualities of space created in buildings. Through meditative video sequences of three distinct buildings, Murray draws attention to the architect’s sensitive use of materials, and the creation of patterns and movement in the architecture. She creates an immersive environment for contemplation, through deconstruction and reassembly in the editing of the video.

Also on display are Murray’s drawings in powdered glass which resonate with the ethereal qualities of light in Kuma’s buildings, showing interpretive architectural elevations of Kuma’s buildings.

Join us for the opening with an artist talk by Ainslie Murray on Friday, June 16 from 6.30pm. This free talk will be held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney.



Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 8pm
Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Saturdays, 10am to 1pm

Friday 16 June to Friday 28 July 2017



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