New York

Mariko Mori, Sun Pillar, 2011, layered
acrylic, 13' 1 1/2“ x approx. 2' 6” x approx. 2' 6". Installation view, Miyako Island, Japan. Photo: Richard Learoyd.

Mariko Mori, Sun Pillar, 2011, layered
acrylic, 13' 1 1/2“ x approx. 2' 6” x approx. 2' 6". Installation view, Miyako Island, Japan. Photo: Richard Learoyd.

New York

“Rebirth: Recent Work By Mariko Mori”

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
October 11, 2013–January 12, 2014

Curated by Miwako Tezuka

Like a celestial body making its auspicious return, Mariko Mori circles back to New York this October for her first major US museum exhibition in ten years. The Japan Society show— an expansion of Mori’s recent exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London—will host thirty-five installations, sculptures, drawings, and videos made by the artist between 2001 and 2013. One common thread throughout Mori’s oeuvre is a fascination with technology, and over the past decade she has deployed it extravagantly, albeit to Minimalist ends, making interactive monuments that hum with light and sound. In the 1990s, Mori experienced a meteoric rise to fame; and, in true superstar fashion, she subsequently turned inward to explore esoterica, spirituality, and humanity’s bond with nature. While a sense of peace and stillness will likely prevail, “Rebirth” nevertheless promises to be a real spectacle.