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Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water at Centre Pompidou – Metz

Art | March 21, 2016 |

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water at Centre Pompidou - MetzImage courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water at Centre Pompidou – Metz

This powerful and undulating wave of wood, erected in the forum, strikes the visitors with its spectacular dimension. Created with used furniture, this installation by Tadashi Kawamata is a recollection of the catastrophes and tsunami that severely hit Japan in March 2011. Silent monument thought to fit the forum scale, this installation alludes to rogue waves, those gigantic and exceptional water walls that spontaneously appear on the surface of the oceans.

 

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water at Centre Pompidou - MetzImage courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz

 

Masterpiece, Under the Water is a unique foray of Kawamata in the drama genre. It is however part of a research on catastrophe, conducted by the artist for nearly fifteen years, who constitutes an archive of overflow, collapse and “shapes out of control”. Paradoxically, this enveloping and protective wave also reminds of a refuge, a shelter that echoes the iconic structure of the Centre Pompidou – Metz. This installation is the result of a long process of collaboration and collection with different organisations that have taken an active part in this adventure.

 

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water at Centre Pompidou - MetzImage courtesy of Centre Pompidou – Metz

 

Centre Pompidou – Metz in Paris
Tadashi Kawamata. Under the Water
Until 15 August 2016

 

more. www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

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