ジャポニスム2018|Japonismes 2018

Image of Kohei Nawa wearing a sculpture "Throne"
Throne ©Kohei NAWA | SANDWICH Inc.

  • Exhibitions
  • July 13, 2018 - January 14, 2019

KOHEI NAWA | Throne

Kohei Nawa “Throne” – Installation of a monumental sculpture at the Louvre Pyramid

As part of “Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance” to be held in Paris from July 2018, a monumental sculpture by artist Kohei Nawa is displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre. Nawa has created this enormous floating vacant throne as an expression of his sense that information technology and artificial intelligence will eventually take place of the ultimate forces that lie behind politics and the economy. The inspiration for the throne came from the floats often found in religious ceremonies and festival in Asia.
Nawa considered their forms and contexts, and merged the gold leaf technique echoing the collection of the Musée du Louvre, with the latest 3D modeling systems, to create a sculptural piece reaching 10.4 meters high. During the six-month exhibition, this work — floating in the center of the Pyramid — invites us to consider the legacy of the systems of power and authority that have been a ceaseless presence since the beginning of civilization , and think what we can expect for the future.

・Period:
 July 13, 2018 – January 14, 2019
・Venue:
 Musée du Louvre ( Pyramide )
・Organized by:
 The Japan Foundation, Musée du Louvre
・Sponsored by:
 The perfume house TAKASAGO
・With support of:
 SANDWICH Inc.
 
 
(Updated: 7/31/2018)