PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Shiro Matsui

Jonah´s Green
Shiro Matsui, born in 1960 in Nara, Japan, is one of a new generation of artists who have a site-specific approach, working within an intercultural, historical, scientific and architectural framework.
This book presents the aesthetic experiences of Matsui in Krefeld; here the artist combined the flowing concept of architecture of Mies van der Rohe with natural laws of science. Her work reveals a perceptive strategy shaped by Asia that is both sensual and corporal.

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"Shiro Matsui"

August 2006

ISBN 978-3-86678-011-8

16,50 x 23,00 cm

64 Pages

20 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Martin Hentschel,
Krefelder Kunstmuseen
Martin Hentschel and others
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Shiro Matsui: Jonah´s Green “, 2006, Museen Haus Esters, Krefeld.