Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata was born in 1953 in Japan. Tadashi Kawamata produces In Situ works all over the world. His favorite material is wood, beams and planks. It uses in facilities to alter our perception and experience of the sites. It is often about architectures, footbridges, bridges, raised passages which seem to be born from the place and which ask to be borrowed.
At the origin of his work, Tadashi Kawamata is interested in issues of urban planning. Construction or demolition sites. The intermediate zones remaining in the urban space are then reinvested by the artist. He uses the same materials from the site for his constructions, by “recycling” them. Time, as an indicator of the greatness or decline of a monument or site, is a key element of his work. The human and social dimension is also essential in the development of Tadashi Kawamata’s work.