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We’re MADA Gallery, the public face of Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA).

Exhibiting art and design of the highest standard with an emphasis on excellence as a result of research, MADA Gallery is utilised as a teaching aid for the benefit of the students and staff from the faculty along with the wider community.

MADA Gallery is open to the public and welcomes school and group bookings. Admission is free of charge. Plan your visit

971 horses + 4 zebras, Installation view
971 horses + 4 zebras, Installation view

Current & Upcoming

Ryoji Suzuki: Material Experiences

26 May - 9 June 2016

Curated by MADA's Dr Ari Seligmann, Material Experiences is the first comprehensive assemblage of architect Ryoji Suzuki's work outside of Japan.

Ryoji Suzuki is a satellite operating in his own orbit around the star system of Japanese architecture. He is an architectural equivalent of auteur filmmakers, dedicated to persistently pursuing particular themes and explorations while quietly accumulating a cult following. Suzuki’s series of 57 numbered “Experience in Material” projects represent rigorous engagement with architectural ideas materialised in multimedia forms.

Material Experiences explicates and expands the experience of Suzuki’s material. The exhibition coordinates analyses of the evolution of key design strategies informing investigations, of the orchestration of elements forming a distinctive lexicon in his work, of the details and sequences developed to create architectural experiences, and of the diverse multimedia repertoires of representation employed in his explorations.

Suzuki works through multiple manifestations; with drawings, models, buildings, essays, exhibitions, and films given equivalent status as media for exploring architectural ideas. The exhibition illuminates how ideas evolve and transform through projects and identifies trajectories that weave through the material. While introducing and interrogating Suzuki’s “Experiences in Material,” the exhibition expands understanding of the breadth of Japanese architecture and provides a platform to reflect on the processes and potentials of materialising architectural ideas.

Collaborators: Anabell Ayala Rodriguez, Emma Berton, Frank Burridge, Davis Clarke, Yoana Doleva, Emilia Firus, Mitchell Hatton, Thanh Hung Huynh, Atkinson Kimberly, Samantha Mikolajczak, Wen Xiang Max Ng, Rosanne Norris, Estelle Peter, Astrid Singal, Jake Wilson, Frederick Wong

Ryoji Suzuki, Azabu Edge
Ryoji Suzuki, Azabu Edge

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