Thursday 2 May 2019, 18:00 - 20:00
Artapes. Talk and screening.

Moriyama-San

Video gallery – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it, by the day before the event

One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house.

On the occasion of the At Home. Projects for contemporary housing exhibition, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, present their film Moriyama-San. One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlightened amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005 by PritzkerPrize winner Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA).

Introduced in the intimacy of this experimental microcosm which redefines completely the common sense of domestic life, Ila Bêka recounts in a very spontaneous and personal way the unique personality of the owner: a urban hermit living in a small archipelago of peace and contemplation in the heart of Tokyo. From noise music to experimental movies, the film let us enter into the ramification of the Mr. Moriyama’s free spirit. Moriyama-San, the first film about noise music, acrobatic reading, silent movies, fireworks and Japanese architecture!.

Moriyama-San, France, 2017, 63’
by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Introduction
Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine Directors

Speakers
Margherita Guccione MAXXI Architecture Director
Ilaria Gianni Curator and art critic
Emilia Giorgi Curator and art historian

Welcome speech
Pippo Ciorra MAXXI Architecture Senior Curator 

A selection of Ila Bêka e Louise Lemoine’s work will be displayed in the video gallery from May 3-5 in the Museum’s opening hours within Artapes.

Other events of the At home cycle

30 November 2019
Workshop. Travel cabanon
09 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Living Science. From the extreme to outer space