Sarah Sze Exhibition Opens at Maison Hermès

Gravity-defying installations in one of Tokyo’s most striking exhibition spaces.

poster for Sarah Sze Exhibition

Sarah Sze Exhibition

at Maison Hermès
in the Ginza, Marunouchi area
This event has ended - (2008-02-08 - 2008-05-11)

In Photo Reports by Paul Baron 2008-02-11

An 8m-high pile of various objects anchored to different beams and points in the space.

The neon lights on the building opposite Maison Hermès echo beautifully the colours of the installationCarefully placed mirror tiles make it look as though the installation includes a gaping hole communicating with the floor below

Various objects merging with the floor, some not quite fully respecting the law of physics of our world. Sarah Sze toys with your senses.

Down, up and down again. I feel carried along by the rhythm of the work.

This intricate arrangement of objects could be the percussions solo.

On the way out, do not miss the Paramodel installation in Maison Hermès' windows.

And do not miss the ten or so miniature displays found around the building.

Showcases of Hermès products caught in Paramodel worlds.

Was I dreaming or did the crane and the horse just move?

Paul Baron

Paul Baron. Born in 1977 in Paris. After graduating in 2002 from the London College of Communication, he moved to Tokyo to taste Japan's powerful visual culture. After 3 years at Honda R&D as an interaction designer and his 2004 launch of Tokyo Art Beat with Olivier and Kosuke, he now works as a usability and information designer at AQ, a Tokyo-based design & web agency. After-hours, he enjoys holding on to his rapidly fading unofficial title for biggest visitor of art exhibits in Tokyo and baking all sorts of cakes in his new Ikea kitchen. » See other writings


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