Rika Nagashima’s “Human Nature” Homage to Anish Kapoor

Artist Rikako Nagashima created this art installation on the occasion of the exhibition “Concept of Happiness: Anish Kapoor’s Outline of Collapse” at the EYE OF GYRE gallery in GYRE, a building designed by MVRDV in Tokyo. The installation, HUMAN NATURE: Homage to Anish Kapoor, was suspended through the void space connecting all floors of the building.

Curator Takayo Iida, in response to the artist’s suggestion, requested Rikako Nagashima to create an art installation which would serve as a mediator connecting all floors in the building and instigate a dialogue between the spirit of Kapoor’s work and the entire architectural space of GYRE.

After the exhibition, this installation relocated to an art gallery converted from a former clinic by Schemata Architects. It was recomposed according to the spatial configuration and transformed into an installation entitled “Musubi” to intensify expression of the concept of the artwork.

Curation: Hironori Iida
Installation: Rika Nagashima