From May 15 to July 21, 2018, the gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, entitled COSMOS. Following his previous exhibitions at the gallery, Sculptures du respir in 2006, Planet of Wind and Water in 2009, and Beyond Time in 2012, COSMOS presents a selection of the artist’s mobile sculptures and recent collages, as well as some of his exceptional sculptural studies. The new solo show by Susumu Shingu will connect to the important retrospective Spaceship that the Mudam Luxembourg—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean dedicates to his work from May 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019. This exhibition, never seen before in Europe, will present, among other works, La caravane du vent (The Caravan of Wind), an installation of twenty-one sculptures animated by the wind, in the Dräi Eechelen Park.
Sculptor of wind, water, and gravity, Susumu Shingu uses high technologies and the talents of his time to create installations in harmony with the secret rhythms of the planet. He has regularly collaborated with such prestigious artists such as Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, Issey Miyake, and Jiři Kilián. The art of Susumu Shingu could not exist without wind. His elegant sculptures are animated by the smallest movement of the air, and reveal the intangible
but omnipresent existence of breath. This “atmospheric” sculptural material underlines his relationship with the world, his ecological consciousness. His entire oeuvre is sustained by his harmonious research into the rhythms and vibrations of nature.
After his diploma from the University of the Arts in Tokyo in 1960, Susumu Shingu studied painting at the Academy des Beaux-Arts in Rome. Painter, sculptor, maker of drawings, “researcher and philosopher” of nature, the artist soon dedicated himself to sculpture and movement. In 2014, the Susumu Shingu Wind Museum was inaugurated by Tadao Ando in the Arimafuji Park in Sanda, near Osaka, Japan. This open-air museum presents 12 kinetic sculptures that move solely by the forces of water and wind. Susumu Shingu was born in 1937 in Osaka. He lives and works in Sanda and Hyogo in Japan, and in Paris.
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Exclusive meeting with the artist at the gallery in the Marais, Saturday, May 26, 4.30 pm, under the auspices of the Paris Gallery Week-End.
The artist will sign his last three books, published by Gallimard Jeunesse in March 2018: Avec le soleil, Le voyage du vent, and La fraise.