Exhibition in Chambord of the works of the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu during the 500th anniversary of the beginning of château construction is anything but a coincidence:
- Having spent 6 years in Rome studying Renaissance Italy, the artist has come to Chambord several times, and is altogether familiar with the site.
- For him, Leonardo da Vinci is a tutelary figure who, by his own admission, has appeared in his life at several key turning points.
- Just like Leonardo da Vinci, he constantly uses notebooks in which he fleshes out numerous and diversified ideas (texts and drawings) pertaining to art or mechanics and consisting in quick sketches or painstakingly rendered project details.
- As with Leonardo, the notebooks movingly and compellingly attest to a perennial questing.
- During an anniversary year bearing the signature of utopia, Susumu Shingu has constructed in Japan a utopian village, and the principles he has elaborated (conception, designs, model..) will premier in Chambord.
- Outdoors: A group of 21 Wind Caravan sculptures + a sculpture floating on the canal, in the axis of the French garden; indoors, 8 suspended sculptures, the modeled utopian village, notebooks, drawings, books, films dedicated to the artist.
Inside as well as outside (garden and courtyard) the château, the exhibition will afford visitors to Chambord with an opportunity to discover one of today’s most prominent Japanese sculptors