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A gloomy castle emerging from a garbage bag, threads drawn from modest bath towels to create telecommunications towers, the fragile pavilion of a Tokyo palace apparently reflected in the waters of a nearby lake: the enormous subtlety of Takahiro Iwasaki’s works is the fruit of childlike yet ironic associations between the materials used and the shapes they give rise to. Seemingly hymning the poetry of reality, Iwasaki’s works demand an almost meditative attention from the viewer: the romanticism of his landscapes clashes with the strippeddown simplicity of his materials, opening up a fresh space in which everyday objects whisper the possibility of another, enchantedly Lilliputian world.
Takahiro IWASAKI
Sculptures, 2001-2008
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Whether you're members of a club, association or works' council, or simply a group of friends or family, enjoy an original encounter with contemporary art at the Biennale de Lyon.
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