• Project 19

TATZU NISHI 2009

The sculpture looks fresh and renewed, because you see it, standing in a room or a foyer, and you see it from a new perspective. Tatzu Nishi
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Born Tazro Niscino, but working under a variety of names – Tatzu Nishi, Tatzu Oozu, and Tatsurou Bashi – in Sydney, using the name Tatzu Nishi, the artist reinvented two sculptures for Project 19, titled War and peace and in between. Standing on Art Gallery Road outside the entrance to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gilbert Bayes’ equestrian monuments were transformed. Visitors climbed ramps to enter rooms that Nishi had constructed around the giant bronze figures. Bayes’ The offerings of peace was reset within a domestic living room and The offerings of war within a bedroom setting, making the sculptures appear unexpected and astonishing.
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Documentation of Kaldor Public Art Project 19, Tatzu Nishi's War and peace and in between.

PHOTOS

PROJECT 19: Tatzu Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009, installed in front of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: installation in progress for Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Domestic rooms were constructed around the equestrian monuments outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: installation in progress for Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Domestic rooms were constructed around the equestrian monuments outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: installation in progress for Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Domestic rooms were constructed around the equestrian monuments outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. Photo: Carley Wright
PROJECT 19: Tatzu Nishi in the domestic bedroom he constructed around Bayes’ sculpture <em>The Offerings of War</em>, 1923, to create <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the interior of 'Peace', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the interior of 'War', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the exterior of 'Peace', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley Wright
PROJECT 19: detail from the interior of 'War', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the interior from 'Peace' part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the exterior of 'Peace', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley WrightPROJECT 19: view of the exterior of 'War', part of Tatzu Nishi’s project <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009. Photo: Carley Wright

DOCUMENTS

PROJECT 19: montage for Tatzu Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009, made with the artist's preparatory drawing.PROJECT 19: one of Tatzu Nishi's preparatory drawings for <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009.PROJECT 19: architectural drawing for Tatzu Nishi's <em>War and peace and in between</em>, 2009.