Shigeru Ban emergency shelters go on display in Australia

Two emergency relief shelters by Shigeru Ban are to be presented at Australia’s Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) Courtyard Garden and Gallery Space from 25 March until 1 July.

The foundation, based in Paddington, New South Wales, highlights innovative work across the field of design.

Dr Gene Sherman, executive director, SCAF “Shigeru Ban’s 2017 SCAF project echoes the Foundation’s inaugural 2008 Ai Weiwei Project at a number of significant levels.

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“Born in Japan and China respectively in 1957, these creative titans share a number of preoccupations, which resonate strongly with me personally. Via art and architecture they both actively engage with society at large, focusing on the dispossessed, the homeless and the disempowered.

“Their methodologies may differ; their goals clearly intersect. With this exhibition, SCAF will bookend its ten years as a commissioning institution with two of the cultural world’s internationally renowned elder statesmen.”

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