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 One important theme of Towada Art Center is the experiential collaboration between art and architecture; something palpable from the moment one enters the building and begins engaging with the art. Jim Lambie’s installation exemplifies this sensation, using brightly colored vinyl tape all over the floors of the entrance hall and ticket counters that all visitors initially pass through. The tape forms rhythmical stripe patterns and traces shapes in the space, such as windows and the cloak area. Composed to be seen from the street outside through the glass wall, the installation is neither painting, nor sculpture, yet it creates different dimensions of space integrated within the architectural structure.
 Known for his masterful use of colors and materials, Lambie has created many such dimension altering, sweeping yet delicate works.

Photo: Oyamada Kuniya
Courtesy of The Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow



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