“The Dream of Polifilo” by Nicolas Buffe
I had an opportunity to see Nicolas Buffe’s solo exhibition in Tokyo on June 24. After 10 minutes walk from Shingawa station, I reached Hara Contemprorary Art Museum, located on a quiet residencial area in Shinagawa ward. Nicolas Buffe is a French born (1978) Tokyo based artist, who works for a weired mixture of classical European baeoque, Disney-cartoon-esque cartoon, and Japanese otaku influences. Today’s exhibition is “The Dream of Polifilo.” Nicolas transformed the museum into multimedia adventure from an obscure 15th century European novel “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili” (one of the world’s earliest books, printed in 1499.)
What kind of venture will wait for me inside of the dog’s belly?
The story started:
At the end of exhibition, I arrived the largest room of the museum. A wall decoration with Buffe’s manga-baroque art was covered its interior.
And some hanging sculptures;
And see the outside;
A good day to see the exhibition.