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Tadashi Kawamata Covers Versailles in a Surreal Cascade of 5,000 Recycled Wooden Crates

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 16, 2013 @ 1:30 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Tadashi Kawamata [1] is known around the world for his site-specific temporary installations made from recycled materials [2] – we recently showed you his crazy 20-foot pavilion made entirely from chairs [3]. To make his gigantic Gandamaison installation, the Hokkaido [4]-born artist worked with eight students and teachers from the National School of Architecture.

Gandamaison’s assorted crates [5] 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.

+ Tadashi Kawamata [1]

Photo © Tadashi Kawamata

Via Archeolog Over [6]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Tadashi Kawamata: http://www.tk-onthetable.com/index.html

[2] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[3] pavilion made entirely from chairs: http://inhabitat.com/artist-tadashi-kawamata-stacks-hundreds-of-chairs-into-a-20-foot-high-pavilion/

[4] Hokkaido: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido

[5] crates: http://inhabitat.com/henry-baumann-transforms-old-fruit-crates-into-unique-furniture/

[6] Via Archeolog Over: http://archeologue.over-blog.com/article-25001957.html

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