Mariko Mori exhibits "Rebirth : Recent Work" at Japan Society Gallery


Mariko Mori, an internationally recognized Japanese artist, is exhibiting her works spanning the last 10 years at Japan Society Gallery in New York City until Jan. 12, 2014. This is Mori’s second time to present her works in the vibrant heart of art scene; 10 years ago, The New York Times introduced her work as “jaundiced but intensely engaged Warholian eye on the floating world of consumer culture.”
This exhibition, “Rebirth”, was first kicked off at the Royal Academy of Art in London last year, and finally it comes to NYC. Mori collaborated with Miwako Tezuka, a curator and director of Japan Society Gallery, and created an immersive ambience, demonstrating the prehistoric rise of the life force, the separation of humans from Mother Earth in modern time, and the possible rebirth of visionary spark.
“Rebirth”displays the making of introspective and interactive art stages and a view of art and technology as integral elements of the extensive ecology. This also demonstrates a paradigm shift from the Japanese pop culture and consumer-driven society. Various mediums such as installations, videos, photographs, and drawings are presented, most of which come from Mori’s considerable observations of primitive cultures, such as the Jōmon(14,000–300 BCE) of Japan and the Celts in Europe.

Visitor Information of Japan Society Gallery

Location: 333 East 47th Street. New York, NY 10017

$12; students & seniors $10, Japan Society members & children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm.
Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm, closed Mon. & major holidays.

By Mina Hiraiwa