Sandra Cinto presents her new exhibition “Cosmic Garden” at the Ginza Maison Hermès “Le Forum”, in Tokyo, Japan. The artist that usually has stars, crystals and waves as motifs created an installation that combines the flow of life with the space-time of the universe on a gradient of blue representing space. The piece can be seen from February 11th until May 10th.
According to the Hermès Corporate Foundation’s website, “The exhibition space has become a timeless garden conducive to introspection”. Cinto, that is influenced by Japanese art, occupies the floor and the walls of the Forum with different shades of blue, from lighter to darker, symbolising the universe. Detailed drawings are also present, done in thin white and silver lines, representing the sea, storms and the sky, and, for the artist, the act of drawing is not only an introspective language of sharing experiences, memories and dreams of people, but also an important way to face time, meditation and rest.
“I believe art is a way for people to connect with themselves and understand their existence. The rediscovered in that way may be somewhat profound and mysterious”, says Cinto. Sounds of nature accompany the visitors during their experience, which encourages the public to be immersed in the vastness. As written on the Japanese Hermès’ website, “Resting time in the abyss of the universe is also a form of quiet resistance that Cinto seeks for an unstable society”.
“Cosmic Garden”, site specific by Sandra Cinto
From February 11th until May 10th, 2020
Le Forum / Ginza Maison Hermès
8F 5-4-1 Ginza Chuo-ku 104-0061 Tokyo
Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm
Note: Closed on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months