ryuji nakamura: cornfield
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nov 26, 2010
ryuji nakamura: cornfield


front view of ‘cornfield’ by ryuji nakamura
all images are courtesy of ryuji nakamura

‘cornfield’ is a large-scale installation by japanese architect ryuji nakamura.
constructed solely of glue and paper, the structural formalities of the piece balance logic, technique and aesthetics.
its size measures 53.90 m2 with a total volume of around 100m3, expressing a feeling of filling a great space
with a rigorous geometry, while transmitting an ephemeral sense of weightlessness.

its overall planar shape is a triangle consisting of 30°, 60° and 90° which has the height of an average-sized person.
the length of its longest side measures 16 meters.

ryuji nakamura’s intentions for the piece were that, he wanted to make it large enough so that one could not view
‘cornfield’ in its entirety all at once. the installation is made up of lines upon lines of paper that are
drawn upon one another, retaining a subtlety, blending into its surroundings.


top view


a view through the ‘cornfield’


detail


nakamura constructed the installation in a way that one is unable to view the piece in its entirety at once


installation view at the national museum of modern art tokyo


details


angled view

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