fondation d'entreprise hermès is a special foundation of luxury brand hermès which promotes traditional craft skills and supports the creative arts, related education and training. last year the organization presented a stunning showcase, entitled condensation, at palais de tokyo in paris. it was part of a bigger event called nouvelles vagues which emphasized the emergence of the curator, and was organized by 21 international young curators. the hermès presentation has now arrived at maison hermès ginza in tokyo. exploring the theme of alchemy, the exhibition introduces the works of young artists, inspired by their encounter with fine materials and traditional artisan skills at the hermès workshops across france. each residency is an artistic carte blanche, resulting in striking, imaginative new forms reflecting aspects of the artist’s work to date, and opening the way to new possibilities. sixteen new works explore the tensile qualities of leather, play with the properties of crystal, master the delicate art of silk printing and sublimate the skills of fine metalwork. the condensation show presents the results of this collective adventure [on through jun 30]. location: maison hermès ginza, 5-4-19 ginza, 8th floor [ginza].