Tadashi Kawamata’s monumental installations are not designed to be immovable and can be considered as a nomadic trace that creates archaic structures that can be inhabited with natural elements retrieved among the local wastes. in the case of this exhibition, the materials are wooden boxes used in fruit and vegetables markets.
Kawamata has imposed himself at the attentions of the international critics with its ephemeral environmental installations, many of wich are huge, always respectful af the environment that welcomes them.
With the installation made specifically for the space of the cloister of Santa Caterina a Formiello, titled “The Shower”, the artist wanted to recreate the feeling he had when he firste entered into the cloister and was hit by a sort of waterfall of light that seemed to come from the church dome.
Presented in many countries around the world, Kawamata’s installations are part of a new way of understanding social art, an art that does not arise to be commercialized, allowig everyone to see it and that can alsobe benefited from the inside.
In the realization of its insallations Kawamata also involves locals, whose active participation contributes beyond the mere execution. As a matter of fact, in his work in progress, the work sufferes the manual skill of those who contributed to its construcion.