Galerie Kamel Mennour
28 Nov → 18 Jan 2020
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Have you ever seen these huge nests and huts made of wood hanging from buildings? They are works by the Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata, whom he calls his "visions". The kammel mennour gallery devotes two exhibitions to the artist. One, at 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, which presents immersive wall panels questioning the interactions between man and his environment. The other, at 28 avenue Matignon, which focuses more on small conceptual "drawings", a selection of works from the last ten years shown to the public for the first time. These collages, without being the preliminaries of future installations, reflect the artist's thinking in situ. They represent spaces marked by human presence, a sort of universal typology inducing an out-of-scale experience. Many questions emerge from them: about landscapes caught in endless cycles of disappearance and renewal, about how this can be a vector of innovation, but also about the human need for permanence, an attempt to fit into the environment. In this way, the artist tries to maintain a "critical distance", to observe and understand a global perspective without forgetting the importance of details.