The famous Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata will create an installation in the form of bird nests on the facade of the Pushkin Museum

The famous Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata will create an installation in the form of bird nests on the facade of the Pushkin Museum
8 August 2018, Wednesday

The famous Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata for the first time will present an installation created specifically for Russia. His works, resembling bird nests, appear on the facade and in the halls of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in late August, the museum's press service said on Tuesday.


"Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in the framework of the" Pushkin XXI "is the first site-specific installation of modern Japanese artist Tadaci Kawamata" On Bird Rights / Para-site Project. "Using materials discovered during the analysis of the old buildings of the Museum quarter, Kawamata will create in the space of permanent exposition and on the facade of the building installations resembling nests, all of these objects will be made specifically for the Pushkin Museum, "the report said. 


Within the framework of the program "Pushkin XXI" the museum holds exhibitions of contemporary art, integrating them into classical expositions. As the director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Marina Loshak noted, Kawamata "weaves" its objects into the history of this or that place. "That is why, for his project at the Pushkin Museum, he collects old boards from the former Institute of Philosophy, which used to be part of the Golitsyn estate, and thus comes into contact with the history of old Moscow," the press service quotes Loshak.


Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata is known throughout the world. One of the most popular of his works was the installation in Paris. He created the "Huts on the Tree" on the Vendome Column and the surrounding houses. Such an installation later appeared in New York. Also known are the works of Kawamata in Abu Dhabi ("Chairs for Abu Dhabi") and Toronto ("The Garden Tower").


The exhibition will be held from August 25 to October 28, 2018
 

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