Nakanoshima Mitsui Building Artwork Project

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Public & Corporate Art Consulting

N&A was commissioned to oversee the selection of artworks to match a stylish office building with sharp lines and plenty of glass windows. The project was built around the concept of jewels, likening the entrance to the inside of a jewelry box with a precious sapphire and ruby inside. We selected neo-conceptual American artist Jenny Holzer, who created a work featuring a sapphire blue LED display, her first permanent installation for a commercial space in Japan. Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshimizu was selected to produce a large glass sculpture to represent a ruby. The installation was widely praised for its stunning interplay between blue and red in harmony with the design of the building. 【Artists】 Jenny Holzer (USA) / Hiroshi Yoshimizu (Japan) 【Basic information】 Location: Nakanoshima Mitsui BUilding (Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka) Completed: 2002 Commissioned by: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. Design & Supervision: Cesar Pelli & Associates Japan (now Jun Mitsui & Associates Inc. Architects|Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Japan, Inc.) Number of Installations: 2 (2 artists)