Tadashi Kawamata Creates a Large-Scale Work for a Gallery

 - Oct 30, 2018
References: maat.pt & dezeen
Ocean plastic installations have been profusely accepted in galleries and eligible sculpture sites globally. One noteworthy piece is STUDIOKCA's five-ton whale in Bruges, Belgium. Another one is Tadashi Kawamata's sizable plastic installations, commissioned by the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.

The name of the Parisian artist's work is 'Over Flow' and the reasons behind it are fairly obvious. The piece advocates for sustainability through its composition. It is made with waste collected by Brigada do Mar — a volunteer clean-up crew.

The ocean plastic installation has been skillfully arranged by Tadashi Kawamata to instill a sense of what the "aftermath of an environmental disaster" might look like. The sizable appearance of the work is enough to raise awareness of the immense magnitude of water pollution.