Roppongi Hills

Nicolas Buffe, “Paper Lantern Rocket” Roppongi Hills Programs

Photo: Nicolas Buffe Installation view: K11 HongKong

5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 5/27(Sun) 18:00
Roppongi Hills West Walk 2F
[Participation fee]
Paper Lantern Rocket is a fluid mix of traditional Japanese architecture such as omikoshi (portable shrines), hanging lanterns, and torii (Shinto gates); space development technology such as engines, energy batteries, and metal frames; and baroque-style ornamentation such as arabesque wings. This piece is made with both traditional craftsmanship and modern technology, presenting the issues associated with low-tech and high-tech and inviting us on a journey that surpasses the space and time of our imaginations. Ignite the rocket that will illuminate our relationship to the cosmos! Head for the stars!


Nicolas Buffe

Born 1978 in Paris, France, lives and works in Tokyo. PhD from Tokyo National University of the Arts. His work is known for mixing European classical art, Japanese and American subculture. His solo exhibition The Dream of Polifio was held in 2014 at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. His activities extend to multiple creative domains such as Opera, fashion, etc. Next is the upcoming architectural project "Museum Garage" in Miami Design District.