Exhibitions at Le Forum in 2020

Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, Installation view of "Encounter of Waters", 2012 © Robert Wade / Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, From Landscape of a Lifetime, 2019 © Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Sandra Cinto
Sandra Cinto, Cello 2, 2013 © Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
A new year of exhibitions at 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 exhibition space becomes a garden, an introspective environment outside of time.

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.


Visual arts
Le Forum


Exhibition dates
  • Sandra Cinto, "Cosmic Garden", from 11/02/2020 to 10/05/2020
Practical information

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

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