Tatzu Nishi Brings Home to Art

Tatzu Nishi Brings Home to Art

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Rachael Grad
Sep 30, 2009

Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi builds homes around large monuments. Rather than making art for homes, he creates homes around art. Shown here is Tatzu Nishi's latest project outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, where he built typically domestic rooms around the large, bronze sculptures of Gilbert Bayes.

For over 10 years Tatzu Nishi has built intimate, familiar, domestic spaces around public monuments, artworks, and streetlights. He built a kitchen around Picasso's "Femme au fichu bleu" within its museum setting, and a functioning 5-star hotel around a statue of Queen Victoria for the 2002 Liverpool Biennial (U.K.), where visitors were invited to :spend the night with Queen Victoria." Learn more about Tatzu Nishi on his website.

(Images: Art Daily; Tatzu Nishi's website; BiginJapan)

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