Roppongi Hills

Magda Sayeg, “Hills Art & Life Project ‘Roppongi Hills 15th Anniversary installation’ ” Roppongi Hills Programs

Louise Bourgeois's 1999 bronze sculpture Maman wrapped in fabric by Magda Sayeg in a temporary installation at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, April-May 2018. ©The Easton Foundation/Licensed by JASPAR, Tokyo and VAGA, New York

5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 18:00
Roppongi Hills, Roku-Roku Plaza
[Participation fee]
Louise Bourgeois’s large-scale sculpture “Maman” in 66 Plaza is a symbol of Roppongi Hills and a well- known meeting point. The setting of the plaza will be entirely reborn through the work of the young and vivacious textile artist Magda Sayeg. Sayeg covers everyday urban spaces with wool knittings, completely transforming our way of viewing the city through her continuing art projects. This represents her first large showing in Asia.


Magda Sayeg

Considered the founder of Guerrilla Knitting, Magda’s 11 year body of work includes the widely recognized knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City as well as her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione . Her work has evolved to include large scale installations around the world including commissions and collaborations with companies such as Commes Des Garcon, CR Fashionbook, Absolut Vodka, Insight 51, Mini Cooper, Gap, Smart Car, etc. She continues to participate in shows such as Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Milan’s Triennale Design Museum, Le M.U.R. in Paris, Artscape Festival in Sweden, and the National Gallery of Australia, among others.