Artist knits parasitic “nest” from 100,000 chopsticks

Jan 18, 2018, 7:13 AM EST
Kamel Mennour presents ‘Nest’, Tadashi Kawamata’s forth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Three exhibition rooms and an exterior courtyard in the Parisian Gallery, Kamel Mennour, are clad in an immersive, parasitic “nest,” crafted from one hundred thousand wooden chopsticks.

Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata likens his expansive installations to an organism’s reactions, which feed on it and vanish as quickly as they appeared, writes Design Boom.

The “Nest,” on view through January 27, 2018, borrows its design ideas from the gallery’s architecture as well as from the community of builders that the artist interacted with in the development phase.