William Merrell Vories Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

poster for William Merrell Vories Exhibition

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William Merrell Vories (1880-1964) resided and worked in Ohmi Hachiman. During the summers, he would live in Karuizawa and expanded his architecture business with the help of Christian missionaries. Now, Vories's works can be seen all over Japan as well as overseas, and are still in heavy use. His works are based on Christian faith, focusing on simplicity and utilitarianism.
The exhibition focuses on exploring Vories' conceptual process through photographs, videos, models and other reference sources. In addition, a life size replica of the hut in Karuizawa will be on display.

Art Talk: February 17th (Sun) 13:30-, March 2nd (Sun) 13:30-, March 16th (Sun) 14:00-

[Image: Vories Memorial Hall at Ohmi Hachiman]



from February 09, 2008 to March 30, 2008



donald_japantimes: (2008-02-28 at 16:02)

A time before 'starchitects'
By Matthew Larking
Special to The Japan Times

Vories the architect was enamored with doing Jesus the carpenter's work, taking up the spirit of humility in contrast to the present day's desire for celebrity ...


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