« The floating masses of Many Small Cubes create a new experience of space, a rhythm of flickering shadows and lights, as being under the trees. » Sou Fujimoto
Galerie Philippe Gravier
Oct 23rd – 26th 2014
Sou Fujimoto, born in 1971 in Hokkaido, is a contemporary Japanese architect, author of a concept that seems contradictory : « Future Primitive ». He may place himself in the legacy of Japanese culture, yet he brings a new vision to architecture, especially by developing a unique formal vocabulary : « 1 nothing + 1 nothing = something ». In 2013 he signed the astonishing creation of the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. Today, for the first time, he installs in the Jardin des Tuileries « Many Small Cubes », a reply to a project of small nomad houses embodying the ambition to create a new concept between Art and Architecture. These « Maisons d’édition », designed like « Bijou » or « Folie » - imagined and signed by the best creative generation of international Architects and Artists for the Philippe Gravier Gallery - are nomadic structures, removable and durable, that can be inscribed in both the artistic and environmental landscape.