The National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet and the Palais de Tokyo joined up for the first time to present an exceptional set of daimyo armors and attributes, the feudal rulers who reigned in Japan between the 12th and 19th centuries.
At Palais de Tokyo, British artist George Henry Longly worked around those masterpieces to create an installation untitled 'The Tissue Equivalent', looking at these objects with a contemporary pespective, using sculpture, video and sound.
From flesh to armor, from the exoskeleton to the artificial extension of the body, Longly's work and daimyo's attributes meet in the light of history, science and phenomenology.
This exhibition is supported by Fluxus Art Projects, the Franco-British fund for contemporary visual arts.
George Henry Longly
George Henry Longly (born in 1978, lives and works in London) is a multidisciplinary artist. Through projects inspired by museology, anthropology, pop music, consumerism and daily news, he is linking a vision of our present to our past and future projections.
Buying your ticket at Palais de Tokyo or Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet will give you access to the other venue on the same day.
Armure de type gomaidō Seconde moitié de l’époque Edo (1603-1868) © Tous droits réservés
George Henry Longly “The Lobbyist”,2016 © Photo: Lance Brewer / Courtesy of the artist and Valentin, Paris.
George Henry Longly “Touch it, bring it, babe, watch it, Turn it, leave it, stop, format it, Touch it, bring it, babe, watch it, Turn it, leave it, stop, format it”,2016© Photo: Sylvie Chan-Liat / Courtesy of the artist and Valentin, Paris.
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