Designed by Henrique Oliveira to look like an impossibly tangled Gordian Knot, the Baitogogo sculpture is installed within an exhibition space at Palais de Tokyo as a mass of tree-like plywood branches.”Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo’s architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic,” said the exhibition curators.
As one of three architect-designed installations for the Urban Stories exhibition of contemporary living, Kengo Kuma’s Naturescape was designed as an interpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden.Cascading stone strata formed a series of undulating curves around the room. Pools of water formed at some of the lowest levels, while others contained clusters of bamboo trees planted in gravel.
Next you’ll enjoy an interactive installation by British artist Martin Creed, named Half the air in a given space.
First created in 1998 with white balloons and then redone many times over, Half the Air in a Given Space is an interactive installation, by British artist Martin Creed, that’s comprised of hundreds or thousands of balloons of the same color. As the name suggests, half a room’s entire volume is filled with air-inflated balloons and then visitors are encouraged to walk through. “It is important to me,” says Creed, “that the situation is normal, that, as usual, the space is full of air; it’s just that half of it [is] inside the balloons.”
Bernar Venet is known internationally for his large-scale steel sculptures. His works have been shown in major museums across Europe, the USA and Asia and his public sculptures have been installed in many place such as Cologne, Japan, Norway, Luxembourg, New York and Chicago.