At Maison Hermès of Ginza, artist unit paramodel defined by installations filled with Plarail model trains and tracks, mini cars and other toys, will exhibit their new installation, “Para-modeling/Chimerical Scheme of Paramodellia” from Feb. 16th (Sat.) to May 6th (Mon., national holiday). Free admission.

Artist unit paramodel was formed in 2001 by its members Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano. Its name expresses the unit’s creative philosophy, and the artists have used it frequently as a keyword in the titles of exhibitions and works from the past to the present. It combines the word “model” with the prefix “para” bringing to mind such words as parallel, paradox, parameter, parasite, and paradise.

This time, behind the glass-block façade of a building in the heart of Tokyo, Hayashi and Nakano, each utilizing his own method, interpret the city and let their fantasies expand. An installation that endlessly models space and drawings on a temporary enclosure that suggest multi-storied buildings floating in air. This metaphysical play with models continues eternally within the imaginary space of the exhibition.

【Exhibition Information】
para-modeling / Chimerical Scheme of Paramodellia by paramodel
Feb. 16th (Sat.) – May 6th (Mon., national holiday), 2013
Venue: Maison Hermès 8th Floor “Le Forum”
Address: 5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:00 am-8:00 pm (Last entry 7:30 pm); Sun 11:00 am-7:00 pm (Last entry 6:30 pm); No close of business days during exhibition period
Admission: free of charge