Exhibitions at the Forum in 2018

22 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2019
Mircea Cantor, exhibition at the Forum
"Adjective to Your Presence", Mircea Cantor, video, the Forum, 2018 © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Mircea Cantor, exhibition at the Forum
Installation view of "Adjective to Your Presence", Mircea Cantor, the Forum, 2018 © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Mircea Cantor
Artist portrait, Mircea Cantor, the Forum, 2018 © Nacása & Partners Inc./Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Fujiko Nakaya, "Greenland" au Forum
Fujiko & Ukichiro Nakaya, "Greenland", installation view © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Fujiko Nakaya, "Greenland" au Forum
Fujiko Nakaya's portrait © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
In 2018, Reiko Setsuda, curator at the Forum, presents two solo exhibitions and two group shows successively. After Fujiko Nakayo’s misty landscape, Mircea Cantor evokes urban life and its organisation. The Foundation’s Japanese exhibition space will then welcome two successive exhibitions of works by nine artists who have carried out residencies in the Hermès workshops over the previous few years.

Fujiko Nakaya (b. Japan, 1933) sculpts a material that is among the most delicate of all: mist. At the Forum, she presents a vibrant homage to her father, physicist Ukichiro Nakaya, creator of the first artificial snowflakes. Reimagining the vast glass walls of the Forum’s building – designed by Renzo Piano – as the Arctic’s glacial expanses, she notably presents archival documents that record her father’s research in Greenland. Within the mist-filled space, a delicate hymn to the fragile beauty of nature resonates.

Paying close attention to the contexts in which he intervenes, Mircea Cantor (b. Romania, 1977) often uses simple materials and gestures. Laureate of the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2011, he has lived in France since he began his studies there. For his first solo exhibition in Japan, he draws inspiration from the play of transparencies created by  Forum’s architecture and offers an original video in which characters walk the streets of Tokyo carrying transparent placards. Created with reference to a previous work produced in Albania in 2003, "Adjective to Your Presence" explores the invisible rules that govern urban space and our presence within it.

Through two successive collective exhibitions, the Forum presents works by artists who have participated in the second cycle of the Foundation’s programme of Artists’ Residencies. Nine artists took up residencies in Hermès workshops between 2014 and 2016, for the most part in France. The works created over this period are presented alongside other pieces by the same artists in order to shed further light on each of their personal universes. Imagined in collaboration with the curator Gaël Charbau, these exhibitions in Japan follow on from "Les Mains sans sommeil" (‘The Sleepless Hands’) held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

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The Forum
Tokyo
Japan
In 2018, Reiko Setsuda, curator at the Forum, Tokyo, presents two solo exhibitions and two group shows successively.
A delicate hymn to the fragile beauty of nature by Fujiko Nakayo resonates in a space whose atmosphere is thick with mist.
For his first solo show in Japan, Mircea Cantor explores the invisibles rules that govern urban space.

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • "Les Mains sans sommeil" – from 13/09/2018 to 04/11/2018 and from 15/11/2018 to 13/01/2019  
  • Mircea Cantor, "Adjective to Your Presence", from 25/04/2018 to 22/07/2018 
  • Fujiko & Ukichiro Nakaya, "Greenland", from 22/12/2018 au 04/03/2018
Practical information

Ginza Maison Hermès “Le Forum” 
8F 5-4-1 Ginza Chuo-ku 
104-0061 Tokyo 
Japan

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Curator

Reiko Setsuda