Gallery: Tadashi Kawamata Covers Versailles in a Surreal Cascade of 5,0...

They have up cycled 5,000 wooden crates of fruits and vegetables donated from shops and markets in the area.

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.

+ Tadashi Kawamata

Photo © Tadashi Kawamata

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