© 2012 Key of Life Film Partners
© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès

December 2016 - March 2017

Hermès Store (541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore)

About the exhibition

Resonance of Nature, an installation by Takashi Kuribayashi, exhibits at the Hermès store at 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers, Singapore until March 2017.

The invisible realm and its boundary has been the main theme for Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi throughout his career. In his latest work Resonance of Nature, Kuribayashi expresses the boundary that lies between Man and Nature through two contrasting worlds within the Hermès window space.

Using both the horizontal and vertical axis, the artist presents the opposition caused by borderlines, as well as a four-dimensional universe that exists at the boundaries. This universe straddling natural and manmade; tropical and winter; the world above and underground is connected by a singular flash of lightning, recalling the majestic force of nature that is beyond human imagination and control.

© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès
© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès

© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès
© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès

The Hermès product, with its own unique resonance of the poetic dialogue between nature and man, acts as a token that brings together the two worlds with grace and peace.

“I believe this world is constructed by opposing contrasts. The oppositions can be divided by borderlines that create boundaries. No matter how they are divided; vertically, horizontally; there lies a space – a four dimensional universe at the boundaries. My window expresses the boundaries and the created space, and what goes on there. The strong memories of the opposite worlds, human and nature are separated by boundaries, but also connected and can relate to each other.” explains Takashi Kuribayashi.

Kuribayashi previously exhibited at the former Third Floor - Hermès art space during the inaugural Singapore Biennale 2006.

About Takashi Kuribayashi

© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès
© Takashi Kuribayashi / Hermès

Takashi Kuribayashi often says, "The truth resides in places that are invisible. Once you are aware that there is a different world out of sight, you will be living in a different way."

The invisible realm and its boundary has been the central theme throughout Kuribayashi’s career. He has been creating special installations that visualise things that cannot be seen in daily life, such as what lies behind the ceiling, floor, or seabed, so that he can reveal this invisible world.

The great East Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011 has seen Kuribayashi confront challenging issues on different levels of complexity: completely invisible radioactive contamination triggered by the tsunami and the resulting Fukushima nuclear accident, the boundaries of the restricted areas in the region, and the invasion of underground nuclear activities that the public have no way of confirming what actually happens.

While approaching the boundary of life on earth and of the time and space beyond death, Kuribayashi rediscovers the wisdom of our ancestors and cooperates and dialogues with the sages of our era. This is a challenge of the art of life for us. This is art that will be passed down to the future.