Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. International Japanese Conceptual Artist Tatzu Nishi Brings 'Home to Art'
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Friday, August 1, 2014


International Japanese Conceptual Artist Tatzu Nishi Brings 'Home to Art'
Tatzu Nishi, War and Peace and in between, 2009. A Kaldor Public Art Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photo: Carley Wright.
SYDNEY.- Tatzu is known for bringing ‘home to the art’ rather than art to the home, enclosing public monuments within private settings.

Two new ‘homes’ have been constructed for his Kaldor project outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales swallowing up Gilbert Bayes’ grand bronze equestrian sculptures, The Offerings of War and The Offerings of Peace. Both sculptures have been transformed within makeshift domestic rooms, making them appear outsized and surreal within familiar settings. Visitors can enter into these surprising new spaces and experience the sculptures up close in their new environments.

The project is the latest from Tatzu Nishi who has been building domestic spaces around public monuments, artworks and streetlights for over a decade. He incorporates these familiar, pre-existing structures into temporary, intimate domains, forcing us to reconsider the public/private divide and changing their heroic message. Previous works have taken him to Tokyo, Dublin, Berlin, Basel, Seville, Los Angeles and now he is here in Sydney. Tatzu is most widely known for constructing a kitchen around Picasso’s iconic Femme au fichu bleu within its museum setting, and for the functioning 5 star hotel he built around a statue of Queen Victoria for the 2002 Liverpool Biennial in the UK, where visitors were invited to ‘spend the night with Queen Victoria’.

War and peace and in between is the latest in the series of Kaldor Public Art Projects in Australia since 1969. It accompanies a major survey of these ambitious public art commissions, started by John Kaldor 40 years ago when he invited Christo and Jeanne-Claude to wrap 2.5 kilometers of Little Bay’s coastline in fabric. There have now been nineteen public art projects, including Gilbert & George’s The Singing Sculpture in 1973, Jeff Koons’ Puppy in 1995, Gregor Schneider’s cells on Bondi Beach in 2007, Bill Viola’s video installations in a Redfern church last year, and this latest Kaldor Public Art Project by Tatzu Nishi.

Art Gallery of New South Wales | Tatzu Nishi | Kaldor Public Art Projects | Australia |


Today's News

September 29, 2009

Fake Dutch Golden Age Painting at Courtauld Institute Proven to be Genuine

Major Works to Highlight Sotheby's October Contemporary Art Sale

Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario Unveil Two Star-Studded Exhibitions

MoMA Presents the First New York Exhibition of Paul Sietsema's Latest Work

Modernologies: Contemporary Artists Researching Modernity and Modernism

Van Gogh Museum First Museum on the Continent to Launch iPhone Application

Christie's to Offer an Exceptional Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art in Dubai

Bike Rides: The Exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Centro Galego de Art Contemporanea Shows Familar Feelings from the Boston School

Serpentine Gallery Shows Major Survey of Work by Influential Artist Gustav Metzger

MoMA Anounces First U.S. Retrospective of Marina Abramovic's Work

Orlan Presents Her Sculptures and Video at the Maubuisson Abbey

Sotheby's 20th Century Italian Art Sale to Include Important Works

Museum of London Shows a Collection of Portraits of Londoners with Polish Roots by photographer Grzegorz Lepiarz

Young Masters Inspired by Old Masters to Exhibit at Cynthia Corbett Gallery

International Japanese Conceptual Artist Tatzu Nishi Brings 'Home to Art'

Fourteen International Artists Exhibit in Geneva Under the Title Why Painting Now?

Mamounia Hotel Reopens in Marrakech

MoMA's Seventh Annual International Festival of Film Preservation Showcases Newly Restored Masterworks

Artek to Launch Fragrance Inspired by 'Second-Cycle' Furniture Exhibition

Time Capsule Captures Snapshot Of Museum

Art and Music Come Together in a New Display at National Museum Cardiff

Classic Photo Booths Still Churn Out Memories

United States Artists Names Rosalba Rolón, Shawn M. Donnelley, and Steven H. Oliver to Board of Directors

This Halloween Idea Generation Opens the Crypt Doors to Launch London's Most Frightening Festival

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'

Related Stories



Art Gallery of New South Wales Receives Important Collection from Mollie Gowing

Entombed for Over 2000 Years, Warriors of China's First Emperor, Arrive in Sydney

Tracey Moffatt to Speak at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paths to Abstraction Opens at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George Years on View at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Victorian Paintings on View at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Gleeson O'Keefe Foundation Provide Funds to Acquire Sidney Nolan Painting

Art Gallery of New South Wales Exhibition Focuses on Six Photographers

Australian Artist Rupert Bunny's Life in Paris Examined in Exhibition

Australian Artist Pam Hallandal Wins Dobell Prize for Drawing 2009



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site