A throne floating underneath the Pyramid of the Louvre – A monumental work by the sculptor Kohei Nawa.
As part of “Japonismes 2018: Souls in Resonance,” the pyramid of the Louvre will house a monumental sculpture by Kohei Nawa, beginning in the month of July 2018. With this floating throne, Kohei Nawa expresses his intuition that the rapid progress of computer science and artificial intelligence could, in the long term, replace power and authority, instruments of influence in politics and the economy. This work, inspired by the shapes and origins of the chariots used in the Orient during religious festivals, is a combination of the art of gold leaf gilding, which dates back to Ancient Egypt, and the latest 3D modeling techniques. This 10.4 meter-high monumental sculpture will float in the middle of the Louvre Pyramid for six months, in order to question the notions of power and authority that have been perpetuated in the past, and to question the future that awaits us.