August 7, 2015  —  by

Oscar Niemeyer Retrospective @ MOT

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is proud to stage Japan’s first major retrospective of the work of Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), father of Brazilian modern architecture.

The unique creativity of Niemeyer’s designs for prominent buildings in his native Brazil earned him tributes both at home and abroad, including a raft of architectural awards such as the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Pritzker Architecture Prize, and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale as well as the International Lenin Peace Prize. “Oscar Niemeyer – The Man Who Built Brasilia” will present a comprehensive overview – incorporating plans, models, photographs and video footage – of close to a century of architectural design by the legendarily charismatic Niemeyer, who was still indefatigably turning out new designs right up to his death at the age of 104.

Oscar Niemeyer @ Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo, from July 18th to October 12th