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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
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
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URLs in this post:
 Tadashi Kawamata: http://www.tk-onthetable.com/index.html
 Versailles’ Centre d’Art Contemporain: http://www.versailles.archi.fr/centre_art.php
 : http://inhabitat.com/tadashi-kawamata-up-cycles-5000-wooden-crates-into-a-delirious-cascade-at-versailles/tadashi-kawamata-recycled-crates-gandamaison-2/?extend=1
 recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/
 pavilion made entirely from chairs: http://inhabitat.com/artist-tadashi-kawamata-stacks-hundreds-of-chairs-into-a-20-foot-high-pavilion/
 Hokkaido: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkaido
 crates: http://inhabitat.com/henry-baumann-transforms-old-fruit-crates-into-unique-furniture/
 Via Archeolog Over: http://archeologue.over-blog.com/article-25001957.html
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