Exhibitions at Le Forum in 2020

2020
Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, Installation view of "Cosmic Garden", Le Forum, 2020 © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, Installation view of "Cosmic Garden", Le Forum, 2020 © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, Installation view of "Cosmic Garden", Le Forum, 2020 © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Dumas
Charlotte Dumas, "Bezoar", 2018 © Charlotte Dumas, Courtesy of the artist and andriesse eyck gallery, Amsterdam
Dumas
Charlotte Dumas, image from "Yorishiro" 依代, 2020 © Charlotte Dumas, Courtesy of the artist and andriesse eyck gallery, Amsterdam
Dumas
Charlotte Dumas,《潮》展示風景 / Installation view of “Shio” © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Dumas
Charlotte Dumas,《潮》展示風景 / Installation view of “Shio” © Nacása & Partners Inc. / Courtesy of Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
In 2020, Le Forum opens with an immersive proposition by Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto. At the heart of the Hermès Maison Ginza, in Tokyo, a monumental drawing unfolds to play with the light filtering through the iconic glass brick façade of Renzo Piano’s building. The year continues with an exhibition by Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas, who explores the fascinating interactions between the human and animal worlds.

The transparency of Le Forum’s façade was a decisive element in the conception of the “Cosmic Garden” by Sandra Cinto, an installation at once monumental in scale and minimalist in character. Cinto, who was born in 1968 in Brazil, has long been influenced by Japanese art. Here, she unfurls a vast range of blue tints across the walls and the floor of Le Forum, from morning to nightfall. A landscape featuring natural elements emerges against this blue background, which also serves as a symbol of the universe. Here and there, highly detailed drawings appear like enlargements within the sweeping panorama. The sounds of nature accompany visitors as they discover this “cosmic garden”, which brilliantly scales up our own world to immense proportions.

Nature is also at the heart of the work of Charlotte Dumas, the animal kingdom in particular. Dumas, who was born in the Netherlands in 1977, is the second artist to be invited to Le Forum in 2020. Her exhibition explores the equestrian world through an unexpected and fascinating phenomenon, namely the “bezoar”, a foreign body that forms in the stomach of certain animals and which also lends this exhibition its title. Long considered talismanic, bezoars have today become collectors’ items. Bringing together photographs, moving images, haniwa (ritual Japanese terracotta figurines) and rocking horses, “Bezoar” constitutes a highly original dialogue on the power of nature. With exhibition design by Japanese architects Keigo Kobayashi and Haruka Uemura, this project also features a textile installation by designer Yuko Kitta, with whom Charlotte Dumas has collaborated for a number of years. Together, these elements offer several perspectives on the ephemeral nature of life in a changing world.

 

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
Le Forum
Tokyo
Japan

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Sandra Cinto, "Cosmic Garden", from 11/02/2020 to 31/07/2020
  • Charlotte Dumas, "Bezoar ", from 27/08/2020 to 29/11/2020
Practical information

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

Open daily 
Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last admission 7:30 p.m.) 
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Last admission 6:30 p.m.) 

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Free Admission

Curator

Reiko Setsuda

See also