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Sergei Tchoban in Japan!
Artist Talk & Book signing Event
7th of April (sat) from 15:00 at Tokyo Art Museum
(until 16:30)

Architect and Artist Sergei Tchoban's first Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
On 7th of April from 15:00 there will be the Artist Talk by Sergei Tchoban and Curator Jan-philipp Frühsorge, followed by a book signing Event ! Don't miss the Chance!


【Sergei Tchoban】
Born in 1962 in Leningrad, he studied first in the Soviet Union then moved in 1992 to Germany and has now become a German citizen. Today he runs architectural offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden under the name Tchoban Voss Architects. He is co-editor of the architectural magazine speech and has been curator of the Russian pavilion at the Architectural Biennale in Venice.
The exhibition project Dreams of Frozen Music at the Tokyo Art Museum in Sengawa will present about 30 drawings from the last couple of years from the architect. These works are not meant to
be “ the typical drafts” for architectural projects. No building is ever being built according to them,they rather can be seen as “free architectural fantasies“. Tchoban’s esthetic approach, his visual
language and his artistic means seem not to be contemporary but rather timeless.
For many years has Sergei been interested in Japanese culture admiring the classical ukiyo-e artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige and the art of paper-making .T create his drawings he would use among other papers handmade Washi from one of the most famous papermakers, Iwano Ichibei IX from Echizen.
But Sergei Tchoban has also an interest in more recent
phenomena of Japanese culture.In 2016 there was an exhibition at the museum for architectural drawings, founded and designed by him in 2013 in Berlin, about architecture as a key element in anime films such as in the Oshii masterpiece Ghost in the shell.