Paper Sanctuary OPAM


January 13 – February 4, 2024

The Japanese touring exhibition of “Paper Sanctuary” held in London.
The inaugural exhibition took place at the Oita Prefectural Art Museum (OPAM) .

Ban presented the Paper Partition System (PPS), a partition system which transforms any space into a shelter for privacy, dignity and hope, ‘Paper Sanctuary’ marks a collaboration with Ukrainian-born poet, novelist and literary translator Svetlana Lavochkina, Berlin photographer Vincent Haiges, and Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, now a war refugee in Berlin himself. With a collection of Ukrainian poems and “memories of home”. Donations collected at the event will be used to build temporary housing in Ukraine.

Designer: Shigeru Ban
Curator: Clare Farrow Studio
Poetry, Essay and Translation: Svetlana Lavochkina
Photography: Vincent Haiges
Music: Valentin Silvestrov, Bagatellen und Serenaden, ECM Records