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KAWAMATA CARTON WORKSHOP


10 APRIL- 23 AUGUST 2010

KAWAMATA

Direction de la communication 75191 Paris cedex 04 director Franoise Pams telephone www.centrepompidou.fr curator Nadine Combet Head of young public projects

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1. PRESS RELEASE 2. BIOGRAPHY

SOMMAIRE

3. EXHIBITION ITINERARY AND MAP 4. ROUTE OF THE EXHIBITION 5. PUBLICATION 7. PARTNERS 6. PRESS VISUALS 8. PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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Franoise Pams telephone

00 33 (0)1 44 78 49 08 press attach Cline Janvier telephone 00 33 (0)1 44 78 49 87 fax 00 33 (0)1 44 78 13 40 e-mail celine.janvier@centrepompidou.fr curator Nadine Combet Head of young public projects www.centrepompidou.fr

Direction de la communication 75191 Paris cedex 04 director

4 march 2010

designed by the artist, each of which houses the documents that describe documents, one can view the documentary films made by Gilles Coudert, his previous creations. Inside these cabinets, among other objects and

an exceptional intervention at the Centre Pompidou and in the Galerie des enfants.

Through the acts of sculptor and architect that characterise his approach,

GALERIE DES ENFANTS / FORUM / MEZZANINE


of an immense assemblage.

From 10 April until August 23 2010, Tadashi Kawamata is undertaking

PRESS RELEASE KAWAMATA CARTON WORKSHOP 10 APRIL-23 AUGUST 2010

materials such as cardboard and yard lumber, which become elements the unifying thread of nature and the city to frame the activities space

the Japanese artist intervenes in environments and buildings utilising basic it fits into the surrounding urban fabric, the artist has imagined a space it is a work in progress . The project, begun by the students and teams of the Centre Pompidou, will be completed by visiting parents and children workshop in the Galerie des enfants also proposes six cabinet projects in the Galerie des enfants in six consecutive chapters: from the mountain covered in cardboard for the Galerie des enfants. Like most of his projects, to the Tower of Babal, by way of the landscape of the maze. The exhibition /

Based on his analysis of the architecture of the Centre Pompidou and the way

following the rules the artist has conceived for the game. Kawamata proposes

Exhibition mounted in partnership with the OTOR Company

who has been filming the artists work for many years.
With the support of the Galerie Kamel Mennour

For the first time, Tadashi Kawamata is also intervening on the faade and in the Forum technical framework. These little ephemeral constructions invite us to see the building and its environment in a fresh and amazed way. They offer a new and unusual reading of the Centre Pompidou. He has nestled his wood huts in the buildings metallic and

of the building that encourages us to rediscover the architecture of the Centre Pompidou.

2010 He is currently professor at the cole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Tadashi Kawamata has realised over 300 personal exhibitions round the globe.

2008 In Versailles, at the architecture school, he creates an impressive sculpture of trays, Gandamaison, That invades the Marchalerie like a giant unfurling wave.

2007 During Art Basel, he develops the installation concept for his Tree Huts. The artist designs a small hut in wood coiled round a pylon that stands in front of the highly urbanised spaces of the fair. He creates View Point Terrace, in Paderborn, Germany ; Tree huts in Trondheim, Norway and at Lavau-surLoire for the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Estuary.

1999 He is becomes professor at the University of Fine Arts of Tokyo, until 2005.

1987 During the Documenta VIII in Kassel, he intervenes on a ruined church dating from World War II, and thereby restores it to the inhabitants. He also participates in International Biennial of So Paulo this same year. 2005 Tadashi Kawamata is appointed art director of the second Triennial of Yokohama, Japan. 1993 Tadashi Kawamata participates in the Biennale dArt Contemporain de Lyon and shows his work at the Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo.

1996 In Barcelona, he creates a footbridge between contemporary art museum and the citys historic centre.

2. BIOGRAPHY

1997 He intervenes on the Saint-Louis Chapel of the Salptrire, where he creates a spiralling structure of chairs and church pews that rises towards the chapels cupola and gives building a totally different look.

1953 Born on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.

1981 Tadashi Kawamata graduates from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts.

1982 Participates in the Venice Biennale where he is, at the age of 28, the youngest Japanese candidate. He is already presenting monumental installations linked with the sites he takes possession of.

Tadashi Kawamata designed the project cabinets or memory cabinets, each of which houses documents concerning a project he has done. These are metallic armoires supporting shelves and including a long tablet resting on a leg that serves as a reading table. Four stools enable the public to sit and view the film presented on the video screen and to consult all the documents related to the creation of the project, letters, sketches, plans etc Thus, everyone can get an in-depth understanding of the project contained in each cabinet.
The films presented in Tadashi Kawamatas cabinets project : Transfert (1994), Le passage des chaises (1997), Les chaises de traverse Tadashi Kawamata, Les chaises de traverse, a film by Gilles Coudert duration : 26 a.p.r.e.s production 1998 duration : 26 a.p.r.e.s production 2000 duration : 60 a.p.r.e.s production 2006 Tadashi Kawamata, Sur la voie, vreux, a film by Gilles Coudert Tadashi Kawamata, Gandamaison, a film by Gilles Coudert duration : 30 a.p.r.e.s production 2008 (1998), Sur la voie, vreux (2000), Mmoire en demeure (2006) and Gandamaison (2008) produced and directed by Gilles Coudert. a.p.r.e.s production / www.apres-production.com duration : 30 a.p.r.e.s production 1994 duration : 1430 a.p.r.e.s production 1997 Kawamata, coordinated many pojects and collaborated on various international exhibitions and projects of the artist. Tadashi Kawamata, Le passage des chaises, a film by Gilles Coudert and provides an overview of the many workshops lead by Kawamata. Tadashi Kawamata, Transfert, a film by Gilles Coudert Tadashi Kawamata, Mmoire en demeure, a film by Gilles Coudert et Damien Faure Gilles Coudert is an author-director and producer of documentary filsm. Since 1994, he has documented fifteen installations by Tadashi project in Saint-Thlo, Britanny and the book-DVD Workshop evokes the Gandamaison project at the Marchalerie Art Centre in Versailles From ditions a.p.r.e.s, ten of his films are gathered on the DVD Works & Process Tadashi Kawamata. A book-DVD traces the Mmoire en demeure

Every month, Tadashi Kawamata recreates a thematic staging with students and children. Month by month, the changes to the decor of the Galerie des enfants will lead families from a craggy mountain landscape in cardboard to a Tower of Babel. Each step will be filmed and projected onto one of the walls of the exhibition space. Through these workshops, a young public is offered the opportunity to work with the same materials as the sculptor, to further develop his proposals, and thus to question notions of nature, architecture, urbanism and society. in April : the landscape in May : the city in June : thee village in July : the maze in August : monument Tower of Babel B - PROJECT CABINETS

3. EXHIBITION ITINERARY AND MAP


A - ACTIVITIES SPACE

WORKSHOP IN THE GALERIE DES ENFANTS Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and every day during school holidays (zone C) Sessions at 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5 pm Every day during summer holidays (3 July- 23 August) Sessions at 2:30 and 3:30

Every month, Tadashi Kawamata stages a new theme, all in cardboard, in the Galerie des enfants, with the assistance of children and Fine Arts students. CINMA Sunday 11 April, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Petite salle For children aged 6 and above with their parents Free Two screenings of Japanese animated films chosen and presented by Tadashi Kawamata. FIART Saturday 19 June Galerie des enfants / Forum / Piazza Events organised round the cardboard in the Galerie des enfants, the Forum and on the Piazza In the presence of the artist

NUIT DES MUSES Saturday 15 May from 8 pm to 11:30 pm Two guides will accompany families as they undertake a work in progress on the theme of the city proposed by the artist for the month of May. The cardboard packaging will enable children with their families to experiment with the possibilities of transforming this material to build urban dwellings.

4. ROUTE OF THE EXHIBITION

For this 4th edition of the International Festival Art in the family, artists and performers will take possession of the Centre and propos show, workshops and group performances that offer numerous opportunities for creative, poetic and playful discovery.

Direction des ditions press contact velyne Poret telephone + 33 (0)1 44 78 15 98 e-mail evelyne.poret@ centrepompidou.fr

forthcoming : April 2010 16 pages format 27,5 x 38,5 cm price : 12 5 colour illustrations, 6 huts to be built and placed on the promontories of the Centre Pompidou ISBN : 978-28465-7 book available in the online boutique of the Centre Pompidou Tadashi Kawamata Tree huts

5. PUBLICATION

Comme latelier de Tadashi Kawamata

forthcoming : May 2010 authors : Martin Friedman, Tadashi Kawamata, Guy Tortosa, Jonathan Watkins publisher : kamel mennour bilingual French / English format : 21 x 27 cm illustrations colour and black & white

Collection Comme latelier : The Childrens workshop invites creators (visual artists, architects, designers, choreographers and illustrators) to design books based on their approach that can be manipulated, cut out and built. This offers a playful and creative way to become familiar with their universe, through observation and through building elements based on their vocabulary of colours, forms and words. This monograph (bilingual Fr/Eng) brings together the artists various Tree hut projects Japanese Tadashi Kawamata, born in 1953 on the island of Hokkaido. Realised between 2008 and 2010 at Madison Square Park (New York), in Miami, at the Donjon de Vez (Vez), At the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), at the kamel mennour gallery, in the Tuileries Gardens and at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) - they are put into perspective, through essays and critical texts by Martin Friedman and Jonathan Watkins, with other, earlier interventions by the artist. These contributions, in addition to the interview conducted by Guy Tortosa, offer a broader point of view on the Tadashi Kawamatas work and enable the reader to have a clearer grasp of his approach.

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Cabinets Project

Tadashi Kawamata

Centre Pompidou, 2010

Model of an outdoor Hut Herv Vronse Centre Pompidou, 2010

6. PRESS VISUALS
1 Tadashi Kawamata Herv Vronse Centre Pompidou, 2010

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Tadashi Kawamata

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Sketch for the Galerie des enfants

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Through its patronage of the Centre Pompidou, Otor is proud to support the exhibition of Tadashi Kawamata for his pedagogical contribution to learning designed for the young public. He will find the opportunity to develop his artistic sensitivities for the utilisation of our materials, which are perfectly aligned with the environmental expectations of younger generations. Entirely recycled and recyclable, composed of natural fibres from renewable sources, cardboard is without a doubt the material of the future.

Otor is an industial group specialised in manufacturing recycled corrugated board packaging. It has a turnover of 363.8 million euros with a headcount of 1,500 people located on 15 sites in France. The six factories of the Group produce 1.7 billion packages per year, or the equivalent of 750 million m of corrugated board. Integrated upstream and downstream of cardboard production, Otor also possesses paper mills and a specific site for the construction of packaging and processing machines. It delivers to customers all over France and in neighbouring European countries. Beyond these borders, Otor is present on every continent via its network of licensed partners, which utilise Otors patented products and technological know-how to develop their own markets. A forerunner in many domains and recognised as a major innovator in its sector, Otor is a dynamic company on the cutting edge of technology.

OTOR

1999 : the Gallery opens at 60, rue Mazarine - 75006 Paris. November 2007 : Opening of the New Space at 47, rue Saint-Andr des Arts - 75006 Paris.

7. PARTNERS

GALERIE KAMEL MENNOUR

children and adults in their discovery Hours daily, except Tuesdays, from 11 am to 7 pm

holidays, 2 guide accompany

Sundays and during shool

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8. PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Information enfants 01 44 78 49 13 www.centrepompidou.fr/ the Laissez - passer card Free access for those under the age of 26 and holders of depending on the period 12 euros Concessions : 10 euros Tickets

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Curator Nadine Combet Head of young public projects

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