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Reverse City

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Rows of giant pencils hanging from thick beams appear in Matsudai Joyama. On each pencil is written the name of one of the countries of the world. The giant pencils are variously colored; some are short, some are tall. This town of pencils is fixed into a stainless steel frame and hovers, detached from Nature, at a height of about two meters. Suspended upside-down, the points of this colorful city are aimed at human visitors who, looking up at it, feel both awed and threatened. [Courtesy: Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin]

Artist

Pascale Marthine Tayou

Cameroon / Belgium

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  • artwork no.

    D184

  • year of
    production

    2009

  • area

    Matsudai

  • village

    Jyoyama

  • map code

    298179319*00

  • period of the artwork

    From the late April (It will be open after snow season) to the end of October

  • address or detailed place

    Near Nobutai(3743-1, Matsudai, Tokachi-City, Niigata)

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