tokyo: trilogy of water 2

© fondation d'entreprise hermès / photography: nacása & partners inc.

known for his intricate concoctions of found objects, abraham cruzvillegas [1968] has participated in a series of high-profile showcases around the planet. for each of these presentations, the mexican artist often incorporates local materials, ranging from stone and cardboard, to buckets and plastic, waste material and iron scraps, and even animal excrement and plants. all of these elements often reflect the history, politics, society and economy of each location. cruzvillegas launched the water trilogy, a series of solo exhibitions held in three places throughout 2017, and the second chapter is currently held at the exhibition space of the hermès flagship store in tokyo. the presentation here is an eclectic one, inspired by isamu noguchi's furniture designs, while also incorporating autonomous structural concepts, such as architect buckminster fuller's tensegrity principles and fibonacci numbers. additionally, a number of works will be exhibited that further blend a myriad of ingredients taken from local and exotic cultures from across the globe [open through jul 2]. location: hermès, 5-4-1 ginza, eighth floor [ginza].

© fondation d'entreprise hermès / photography: nacása & partners inc.