He has done it in Norway in 2007, in New York in 2008, in Berlin over the winter 2009 and he is doing it again this spring in Paris, at the Centre Pompidou. Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata creates the most surprising nests of civil disobedience. They will fascinate children and adults of all ages.
In parallel with his installation in situ at the Centre Pompidou, there is a Kawamata. Carton Workshop for children running until August 23rd, in the Children’s Gallery. And the artist will be there to sign his new book “Tree Huts” on Saturday May 22nd at 5pm. A wonderful opportunity for them to meet the artist. By the way, the book is published by one of my favorite art gallery in Paris, Galerie Kamel Mennour, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Check it out next time you are in town.
Kawamata’s building style is organic and improvisational, exactly speaking the language of children…
If you can’t travel to Paris for the exhibition, you can still get this book which proposes 6 huts to be built and positioned on the views of Pompidou Center.