Tadashi Kawamata
Untitled by Tadashi Kawamata
Untitled
Untitled
1997 / 2008

Untitled

Limited Edition, Edition of: 180, Signed
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Tadashi Kawamata

Untitled

Limited Edition, Edition of: 180, Signed
1997 / 2008
Untitled by Tadashi Kawamata
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Background Information about Tadashi Kawamata

Untitled, 1997

The architectural sculptures by Tadashi Kawamata appear light and seemingly accessible. He tends to cross boundaries between installation art and organic architecture. With his seemingly chaotic wooden objects he rerecords extant buildings or exceeds these with structures that seem to develop lives of their own.

Kawamata's frequent duplications point to a Japanese Shinto ritual of Shukunen Shengu, in which the Ise Temple, a building central to the religion, has been duplicated in every detail every twenty years since the seventh century. The meaning and craft of the building technique is transferred from the older structure to the new building and its creator.

With his very uniquely planned projects, guided by models and drawings, Kawamata moves in a gray zone between destruction and reconstruction, illuminating imitation and playful ritual.

1953born in Hokkaido, Japan
until 1984studied Fine Art and Music at Tokyo University, Japan
1977first exhibition
Since then he took part or undertook a large number of projects and exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including La Biennale di Venezia 1982, Documenta 8 (1987), Sao Paolo International Biennal 1987, Documenta 9 (1992)
1999-2005Professor in Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music, Japan
2005Director of the Yokohama Triennale 2005, Japan