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 will be presented in the
Louvre’s Grand Pyramid. Upon his speculation that information technology and artificial intelligence will one day replace “power” and “authority” — the controlling
forces behind politics and the economy, Nawa will create an enormous “floating throne” inspired by the floats often found in religious Asian rituals and festivals.
Nawa considers their forms and contexts, and will apply the gold leaf technique originated in Egypt two millennia ago, using the latest 3D modeling systems, to
create a sculpture reaching 10.4 meters high. During the six-month exhibition, this piece — floating in the center of the Pyramid — asks us to consider the
consequences of both “power” and “authority” as a long reigning system of control, and to question how these forces will illustrate our future.
July 13, 2018 – January 14, 2019
・Venue： Musée du Louvre ( Pyramide )
The Japan Foundation, Musée du Louvre
Maison de parfums TAKASAGO
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