Tadashi Kawamata is known around the world for his site-specific temporary installations made from recycled materials – we recently showed you his crazy 20-foot pavilion made entirely from chairs. To make his gigantic Gandamaison installation, the Hokkaido-born artist worked with eight students and teachers from the National School of Architecture.
Gandamaison’s assorted crates were fixed with plastic fasteners, ropes and nets, creating a sprawling assemblage that captures the eye. The surreal piece introduces chaos in a civilized urban setting by placing ordinary objects in an extraordinary context. Kawamata’s ephemeral creations are immediately dismantled after they are shown, leaving only a trace of photos, videos and memories.
Photo © Tadashi Kawamata