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Julio Le Parc

"julio le parc presents a color-fueled exhibition at tokyo’s le forum" by designboom.

In the heart of Tokyo, Le Forum is a light-filled exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art, housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano. In 2021, under the directorship of Reiko Setsuda, the iconic space welcomes three hybrid perspectives from the international scene, beginning with a retrospective exhibition dedicated to artist Tam Ochiai, is followed by a group exhibition organised by guest curator Mathieu Copeland. Finally, Julio Le Parc will electrify Le Forum and beyond with his remarkable chromatic explorations.


For the third exhibition of 2021, “Les Couleurs en Jeu”, the world-renowed artist Julio Le Parc unfurls his oeuvre across Le Forum and beyond, occupying the entirety of the Maison Hermès in Ginza both inside and out: a large-scale work will fill the glass façade of the Renzo Piano building. Now 92 years old, the Argentinian-born artist has lived in France since 1958, tirelessly pursuing his research on colour across a palette of fourteen shades. Exploring repetition, rotation, and effects of contrast and variation, Julio Le Parc’s work touches the viewer with a range of sensations:  from vibrating images, to the vertigo of the infinite, to the playful experience of movement. “Les Couleurs en Jeu”, Le Parc’s first solo exhibition in Japan, offers a rich immersion in his decade-spanning œuvre by bringing together early paintings with emblematic series such as La Longue Marche and the Lames réfléchissantes, as well as with suspended mobiles, another significant aspect of the work of this major figure of contemporary art.


Exhibition dates

Julio Le Parc, "Les Couleurs en Jeu", from 13/08/2021 to 30/11/2021
Mathieu Copeland, "Exhibition Cuttings", from 23/04/2021 to 18/07/2021
Tam Ochiai, "Tapetum Lucidum", from 21/01/2021 to 11/04/2021

Practical information

Ginza Maison Hermès “Le Forum” 
8F 5-4-1 Ginza Chuo-ku 
104-0061 Tokyo 

Open daily 
Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Last admission 7:30 p.m.) 
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Last admission 6:30 p.m.) 

Contact: +81(0)3-3569-3300 

Free Admission


Reiko Setsuda


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