15.05.2009 — 26.09.2009

Planet of Wind and Water

Susumu Shingu

Marais Space

The new exhibition of Japanese artist Susumu Shingu displays a dozen mobile sculptures designed for indoor locations, together with drawings and sketches. The show will also include a preview of the diorama Breathing Earth, a self-sufficient village project relying on the naturel energy of wind, water and sunlight.

Starting out from scientific research on movement, based on observation of the nature of the human body and of nature, Susumu Shingu has created and installed several hundred wind and water sculptures around the world, all of them mobile, dancing, polyphonic, playful, sometimes kites, birds flowers, trees, clouds …

Produced by the gallery for the exhibition, a 33-minute film by the German director Thomas Riedelsheimer (author of Rivers and Tides, Andy Goldsworthy, Working with Time), shows the artist talking about his work and his research while unveiling his sculptures in their natural settings.

practical informations

Marais Space

5 et 7 rue de Saintonge
75 003 Paris – France
T +33 1 42 72 60 42
F +33 1 42 72 60 49
info@jeannebucherjaeger.com

opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 7 pm

Susumu Shingu, Whisper, 2008
Aluminium and stainless steel
25,2 × 81,1 × 81,1 in
Susumu Shingu, Whisper I (study), 2009
Ink on paper
17,2 × 19,8 in
Susumu Shingu, Arbre Flottant, 2006
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel, polyester
53,2 × Ø 61,4 in
Susumu Shingu, Sea of Clouds, 2008
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel, steel and polyester cloth
78,7 × 136,2 × 136,2 in
Photograph by Hervé Abbadie
Susumu Shingu, Snowflake (study), 2009
Ink on paper
16,1 × 19,4 in
Susumu Shingu, Resonance, 2008
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel, steel and polyester cloth
81,5 × 81,5 in
Susumu Shingu, Resonance, 2008
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel, steel and polyester cloth
81,5 × 81,5 in
Susumu Shingu, Resonance (study), 2009
Ink on paper
17,9 × 15,8 in
Susumu Shingu, Moon Boat, 2009
Carbon fiber, aluminium, stainless steel and polyester cloth
73,2 × 53,5 in
Susumu Shingu, Moon Boat (study), 2009
Acrylic and ink on paper
15,6 × 16,8 in
Susumu Shingu, Diorama Breathing Earth, 2009
Stainless steel, glass fiber, aluminium and plastic
42,9 × 139,4 × 65,7 in
Susumu Shingu, Breathing Earth, 2009
Acrylic on paper
37,4 × 44,9 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Susumu Shingu, study for Breathing Earth III, 2009
Acrylic and ink on paper
35,4 × 25,8 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Susumu Shingu, study for Breathing Earth II, 2009
Acrylic and ink on paper
35,4 × 25,8 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Susumu Shingu, study for Breathing Earth I, 2009
Ink on paper
35,4 × 25,8 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi