Made in Japan
Du 24 mai au 29 juin 2013
Vernissage le jeudi 23 mai de 18h à 21h, au 18 Rue de Seine, 75006, paris.
Du 24 mai au 29 juin la galerie Downtown François laffanour présente un ensemble de pièces de Charlotte Perriand, Kenzo Tange, Isamu Noguchi, Yunya Ishigami, Tokujin Yoshioka, et Shimizu Hisakazu.
From 24 May to 29 June, the Downtown François Laffanour Gallery is showing pieces by Charlotte Perriand, Kenzo Tange, Isamu Noguchi, Yunya Ishigami, Tokujin Yoshioka, and Shimizu Hisakazu.
I have often wondered what seduced Charlotte Perriand in Japan, and where the inspiration for her work lay.
The answer seems to me to be exigency.
The exigency of form, material, and know-how.
The exigency to achieve the best result there can be.
This is what may link these two so distant civilizations, one Gallic-Latin-Catholic, the other Buddhist-Shinto.
Here we rediscover the encounter between emblematic artists of Japan and France, two demanding aesthetes and two friends, Kenzo Tange and Charlotte Perriand.
I have found their works in different places in Japan, hidden places in the middle of cities which are forever changing with new constructions.
These places have been inhabited by prominent Japanese minds, an entrepreneur with a passionate interest in architecture, a great writer and close friend of Sakakura, Charlotte’s associate…
And the intellectual and aesthetic exigency of all the people involved guarantees the permanence of these works, by bringing out their particular sensibility.
Yumiko Seki – Laffanour
- “Made in Japan” Dans Figaroscope. Voir le PDF
- “Made in Japan” Dans Le quotidien de l’art. Voir le PDF