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Metamorphosis Garden, 2021, Mixed media, Dimensions variable, Installation view, “Kohei Nawa – Metamorphosis Garden“, Tokyo, Japan

Metamorphosis Garden”, an installation by sculptor Kohei Nawa, will be exhibited in the atrium of GINZA SIX, the largest commercial facility in the Ginza area, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary, for about a year from April 12, 2021 to the following spring.


GINZA SIX has been exhibiting works by world-renowned artists such as Yayoi Kusama, whose work became hot topic when it opened. This spring, the museum will undergo its first major renovation since its opening. The new art work by Kohei Nawa, which will become the face of the new facility, is based on the theme of a world in which life, matter, and the ambiguous existence at the boundary between the two coexist.

This work is a development of the work presented in 2013 on Inujima Island in the Seto Inland Sea, and was placed in the central atrium of the facility, on the same level as the third floor. Covered with grains of alumina (ceramics) and microbeads, the irregularly shaped islands and the sculptures of drops and deer as symbols of life express a new narrative arising from chaos, like the current situation of the Corona disaster, in this installation.

In addition, from the beginning of May, an AR (augmented reality) dance performance video* co-produced with choreographer Damien Jalet, who is known for his joint work with world-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley and others, will overlap and appear on the actual sculptures, creating an ever-changing world.

Kohei Nawa ”Metamorphosis Garden”
Date: April 12th, 2021 – April 30th, 2022 (Dates to be confirmed)
Open: 10:30 – 20:30
Place: GINZA SIX 2F central atrium
Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 6891 3390 (GINZA SIX)

※For more information about AR viewing, please refer to the official website of “au Design project“.

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