Wall of 300 Chairs and Clothes by Fumiko Kobayashi, Tokyo

February 18th, 2014 by retail design blog

One of the more memorable works from Roppongi Crossing is “1000 Legs, Cultivating Fruits” a massive floor to ceiling makeshift wall that is boldly placed within the Mori Art Museum. The arresting structure, which is reminiscent of post-tsunami wreckage, is the work of 37-year old arts Fumiko Kobayashi. One side of the wall is composed of used clothes, creating a relatively flat surface while the opposite side is all chairs – almost 300 chairs.

“There is evidence that the chairs have been sat on and there is evidence that the clothes have been worn. In other words, it’s a layering of human existence,”* explained Mami Kataoka, chief curator at the Mori Art Museum. The clothes and chairs for the piece were all collected from the neighborhoods surrounding the museum and the artist’s home. When stacked together, it transforms into a force to be reckoned with.

http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/12/27/a-wall-of-300-chairs-and-clothes-by-fumiko-kobayashi/

Google is your friend interactive exhibition by Anke Willsch & Deborah Taran...
Through the course of the exhibit, the walls showed informational graphics, ...
The End of Sitting installation by RAAAF
The End of Sitting is an installation at the crossroads of visual art, archi...
Plenus Inc. Office by Naoya Matsumoto, Tokyo - Japan
Naoya Matsumoto composes creative office building for Plenus Inc.
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum by DS+R & Gensler, Los Angeles - Californi...
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum by DS+R ready to open

Leave a Reply