Tatzu Nishi: War and peace and in between
Art Gallery of New South Wales
2 October 2009 - 14 February 2010

To coincide with the exhibition 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects, Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi completes the 19th Kaldor project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Since the late 1990s, Tatzu Nishi has been creating out-of-scale and out-of-place encounters in public spaces around the world. He has transformed street lights, parked cars and monuments, building new spaces around them and altering their setting.

Born Tatsuro Nishino, he works under a variety of names as part of each project, including Tatzu Nishi, Tatzu Oozu and Tatsurou Bashi.

In Sydney, as Tatzu Nishi, he has transformed the Gallery’s two grand equestrian sculptures by Gilbert Bayes, The offerings of peace and The offerings of war, enclosing them in playful constructions that appear like domestic living spaces. Visitors can walk inside to experience the surreal new spaces of Nishi’s War and peace and in between.

All photography by Carley Wright and Johan Palsson.
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