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Work is 4.63m high and 3.5 meters wide and requires two glass panels weighing more than 525 kg each.

EMT installed the large glass panel doors using Quattrolifts architectural glass installation equipment, which the museum acquired for future glass installation projects.

Hidai Nankoku exhibit

| HONG KONG - 2022

Hidai Nankoku, A second-generation calligrapher, was one of the most audacious practitioners of this form in post-war Japan. 

The art piece called Work is an ink painting on paper of monumental scale, not unlike a painting on canvas. Nankoku created this piece during a performance at Yushima Seido, a temple in Tokyo in August 1964, a physically demanding act given the large format of the Work.

To correctly display and protect the enormous but delicate art piece, the M+ Museum required an exceptionally large, custom-designed showcase using non-reflective glass. 

Work is 4.63m high and 3.5 meters wide and requires two glass panels weighing more than 300 kg each.

Solution:

EMT worked closely with the M+ Design team, engineered the appropriate showcase solution and coordinated the fabrication in their Melbourne facilities. Subsequently, the showcase was transported to and assembled on-site at the Hong Kong location.

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Hidai Nankoku, A second-generation calligrapher, was one of the most audacious practitioners of this form in post-war Japan. The art piece called Work is an ink painting on paper of monumental scale, not unlike a painting on canvas. Nankoku created this piece during a performance at Yushima Seido, a temple in Tokyo in August 1964, a physically demanding act given the large format of the Work. To correctly display and protect the enormous but delicate art piece, the M+ Museum required an exceptionally large, custom-designed showcase using non-reflective glass. Work is 4.63m high and 3.5 meters wide and requires two glass panels weighing more than 525 kg each. Solution: EMT worked closely with the M+ Design team, engineered the appropriate showcase solution and coordinated the fabrication in their Melbourne facilities. Subsequently, the showcase was transported to and assembled on-site at the Hong Kong location.
Hidai Nankoku, A second-generation calligrapher, was one of the most audacious practitioners of this form in post-war Japan. The art piece called Work is an ink painting on paper of monumental scale, not unlike a painting on canvas. Nankoku created this piece during a performance at Yushima Seido, a temple in Tokyo in August 1964, a physically demanding act given the large format of the Work. To correctly display and protect the enormous but delicate art piece, the M+ Museum required an exceptionally large, custom-designed showcase using non-reflective glass. Work is 4.63m high and 3.5 meters wide and requires two glass panels weighing more than 525 kg each. Solution: EMT worked closely with the M+ Design team, engineered the appropriate showcase solution and coordinated the fabrication in their Melbourne facilities. Subsequently, the showcase was transported to and assembled on-site at the Hong Kong location.
Hidai Nankoku, A second-generation calligrapher, was one of the most audacious practitioners of this form in post-war Japan. The art piece called Work is an ink painting on paper of monumental scale, not unlike a painting on canvas. Nankoku created this piece during a performance at Yushima Seido, a temple in Tokyo in August 1964, a physically demanding act given the large format of the Work. To correctly display and protect the enormous but delicate art piece, the M+ Museum required an exceptionally large, custom-designed showcase using non-reflective glass. Work is 4.63m high and 3.5 meters wide and requires two glass panels weighing more than 525 kg each. Solution: EMT worked closely with the M+ Design team, engineered the appropriate showcase solution and coordinated the fabrication in their Melbourne facilities. Subsequently, the showcase was transported to and assembled on-site at the Hong Kong location.