THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

Permanent Exhibits

Max Bill

Max Bill (Switzerland, 1908–1994)

Pavilion Sculpture, 1969

White granite, 252×252×252cm

Max Bill studied at Bauhaus and is said to be the last Bauhaus artist. His principles for construction are thoroughly mathematical. This piece, just as it is called Pavilion, was made with the goal of allowing people to enter it and relax inside.

Twelve pieces of white granite are stacked as a simple three-dimensional structure. The stable, solid form makes no explicit proclamations, but rather, it shows the original essence of an aesthetic form.