ORDER AND CHAOS: TADASHI KAWAMATA
Responding to the extreme reduction of artistic manipulation of the Mono-ha movement in the 1970s, Kawamata’s intensely interactive works address concepts of order and chaos. His projects have taken place all over the world and range from large-scale site-specific installations that envelop actual buildings with derelict lumber to more intimate interior constructions. Kawamata challenges the notion of stability by confronting the viewer with ordinary materials used in an extraordinary fashion.
Born in Hokkaido in 1953, aged 28 Kawamata Tadashi was selected to exhibit at the Venice Biennale and has gone on to participate to high acclaim in other international exhibitions including Documenta and Art Basel. He is currently a professor of the École Nationale Supérierure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. For details and images of many projects go to: http:/www.tk-onthetable.com/newfiles/act.html
Hien-so was a project realised in Imakumano, Higashiyama, Kyoto in July - August 1988 and measured 180 feet wide by 197 feet deep and was 36 feet high.