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Shelter: On Kindness

September 29, 2009

Exhibition and supporting events exploring philosophical and material ideas of shelter and kindness, featuring Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori.

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Shelter: On Kindness brings together more than 50 artists, architects, writers and philosophers to explore the philosophical and material notions of shelter and kindness.

Presented by RMIT Gallery in association with ArtPlay and Melbourne International Arts Festival, the exhibition examines ideas of nurture and kindness through the filter of the writings of UK psychoanalyst and author Adam Phillips who argues that we have a deep need to be kind to each other and we crave kindness with intensity.

The exhibition includes a 4 metre high contemporary Japanese teahouse built inside the gallery by internationally renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori, who is visiting Melbourne for the exhibition.

*Thursday 1 October 1-2pm*. Terunobu Fujimori Artist Floor Talk.
RMIT Gallery. Free event.
Renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori will talk about chashitsu – architectural spaces designed for tea ceremonies. Translator: architect Marika Neustupny.

*Tuesday 6 October 7-8.30pm*. Terunobu Fujimori Public Lecture.
RMIT Storey Hall. Gold coin donation.
Terunobu Fujimori will discuss his architectural activities.
Translator: architect Jun Sakaguchi.

*Saturday 24 October 1pm & 2pm*. Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
RMIT Gallery. Free event.
Under the Fujimori & Sakaguchi teahouse at RMIT Gallery.

*Sunday 25 October 1-2pm*. William Eicholtz Artist Floor Talk.
RMIT Gallery. Free event.
Sculptor William Eicholtz reflects on the influence of European Baroque architecture.

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