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Tadashi Kawamata
 
Tadashi Kawamata (born 1953 in Japan, lives and works in Tokyo and Paris) has made in situ art throughout the world and was artistic director of the Yokohama Triennale in 2005. His work concerns itself with architectural space as an urban or designed social context or product. A careful study of the human relations that define it and the way of life which results from it allows him each time to determine progressively the nature of his project. His pieces, for the most part temporary, are generally made from timber sometimes from salvage material from the immediate vicinity. Tadashi Kawamata's pieces recreate connections between the past and the present, between outside and inside, between the actual and the potential: they reveal another identity to the spaces, highlighting the invisible but quite real aspect of their cultural and social dimension. The creation of a community with which he shares the research and physical work is the drive and basis for each of his projects, as we can see with the experience of Saint-Thélo.
 
(external link: www.tk-onthetable.com)
 

 
2018
English edition
Kamel Mennour
forthcoming
This catalogue focuses on an immersive one-year project in Portugal, centered around questions of global ecology and tourism. Kawamata's large scale installation integrates both plastic residues and abandoned boats collected on Portugal's shores during beach cleaning campaigns. The publication features a text by the artist, exhibition views, and a section documenting related projects made by Kawamata throughout his career.

2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Kamel Mennour
New monograph: a photographic documentation on the site-specific works Under the Water at the Centre Pompidou Metz and gallery Kamel Mennour, completed with visual archives covering over thirty years of practice (1979-2015), and a focus on the artist's roof installations from 1995 to 2015.

2014
bilingual edition (German / French), German / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions
The collaborative construction process of the “wood log tower” designed by Tadashi Kawamata in Ittingen Charterhouse, a former Carthusian monastery in Switzerland, developed with the architect Christopher Scheidegger.

2014
a.p.r.e.s editions
€54.00 €45.00
Box set bringing together three books / DVDs devoted to Tadashi Kawamata's wood constructions: Scheiterturm (2014), Collective Folie (2014), and Workshop (2008).

2014
bilingual edition (English / French), English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions
The collaborative construction and deconstruction process of the tower designed by Tadashi Kawamata for the Parc de la Villette in Paris.

2013
French edition
Jannink
Artist's book: Tadashi Kawamata compiles, like a scrapbook, photographs taken from newspaper reporting natural disasters, terrorist attacks or accidents.

2013
Jannink
Artist's book (Tadashi Kawamata compiles, like a scrapbook, photographs taken from newspaper reporting natural disasters, terrorist attacks or accidents), with an original artwork signed by the artist.

2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Kamel Mennour
New revised edition. Kawamata's main in situ installations all over the world, a complete documentation on the Carton Worshop, Tree Huts and Field Works projects, with numerous illustrations and three essays.

2013
French edition
Editions Lutanie
Five interviews with Tadashi Kawamata.

2008
bilingual edition (English / French), English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions
An interview and a video documentary around a collective project directed by Kawamata: a construction of short-lived architectures from 5000 wooden crates.

2007
bilingual edition (English / French) / English and French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions
€25.00 €18.00
Book / DVD documenting an artistic project by Kawamata: the rehabilitation of three ancient weavers' houses in Brittany.

2005
original version (subtitles in English / French)
a.p.r.e.s editions
€25.00 €20.00
Various documentary approaches of Tadashi Kawamata's work, unpublished films of the artist and archives.

2005
a.p.r.e.s editions
Numbered box set (1-100), with two silkscreens of original drawings by Japanese artist.