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Exhibitions - Archives - July 12, 2018

This contemporary art exhibition is co-organized by the Musée du Louvre and the Japan Foundation.

July 2018 / January 2019 - Under the Pyramid

As part of Japonismes 2018: les âmes en résonance (Japonisms 2018: Souls in Harmony), a large-scale sculpture by the Japanese artist Kohei Nawa will be displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre from July 2018 until January 2019.

With this floating vacant throne, Nawa invites the viewer to reflect on the rapid advances in computer science and artificial intelligence, and questions the idea of absolute power. The inspiration for the throne came from the floats often found in religious ceremonies and festivals in Asia. Nawa takes this shape and merges the gold leaf technique, echoing the collections of the Musée du Louvre, with the latest 3D modeling systems.

Japonismes 2018 : les âmes en résonance
Commemorating the 160th anniversary of Japan-France diplomatic relations, the leaders of the two countries agreed in May 2016 to organise an extensive cultural season to showcase Japanese art and culture outside Japan. The diversity of Japanese culture will be celebrated through nearly 100 events such as exhibitions, stage performances, culinary demonstrations, and traditional regional festivals in Paris and other locations from July 2018 to February 2019.

This exhibition is sponsored by the perfume house TAKASAGO.

For more information about Japonismes 2018: les âmes en résonance, visit the website.

Throne de Kohei Nawa

Throne de Kohei Nawa


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