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The Universe and Art
TOKYO, JAPAN  •  Mori Art Museum  •  29 July 2016 - 9 January 2017
 
 

The universe has been a great mystery, and the object of worship and study throughout human history. Myriad mythologies and religious worldviews have depicted the universe in terms of their own cosmic schemes, while dreams of what lies beyond our own world have spawned innumerable stories: one noteworthy example being Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) , Japan's oldest extant piece of narrative prose, which depicts the interaction between human beings and the moon maiden Princess Kaguya.

The exhibition begins by asking "How have humans through the ages viewed the universe?" and go on to examine our latest images of the universe based on modern science, plus space travel and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, presenting a variety of masterpieces and other material including famous cosmologies from times and locations across the globe; valuable astronomical material, and contemporary art representations of a multidimensional, wonder-filled cosmos. Where did we come from, and where are we going?

Artists whose works are on view:

Jia Aili, Vija Celmins, Björn Dahlem, Jules de Balincourt, Vincent Fournier, Laurent Grasso, Maria Gruzdeva, Andreas Gursky, Sorayama Hajime, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Nomura Hitoshi, Pierre Huyghe, Mukaiyama Kisho, Kitawaki Noboru, Trevor Paglen, Patricia Piccinini, Tom Sachs,  Semiconductor, Conrad Shawcross, Osaka Takuro,  Teamlab, Wolfgang Tillmans, Maeda Yukinori



Mori Art Museum Website


Contact:

Mori Art Museum
53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo


Tel: 3 57 77 86 00

<EM>Pierre Huyghe: The Host and the Cloud</EM>©ADAGP, Paris 2016 For the work of the artistPhoto: Ola Rindal
Pierre Huyghe: The Host and the Cloud
©ADAGP, Paris 2016 For the work of the artist
Photo: Ola Rindal
Pierre Huyghe. The Host and the Cloud
TOKYO, JAPAN  •  Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo  •  24 June 2016 - 8 January 2017
 
Pierre Huyghe: The Host and the Cloud presents two video installations of French artist Pierre Huyghe. The eponymous video, The Host and the Cloud (2009–10), is a tale, a journey in the mind of an absent subject, conceived as a roleplay and filmed over the course of a year in the disused building of a closed museum in Paris next to the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Alongside, A Way in Untilled (2012) follows the wandering of a dog with a fluorescent leg into a parallel world of organic decay, evolving around the well-known sculpture Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt), a half lying woman figure whose head is a swarm of bees. Through these documentary films of science fiction, the artist plunges the viewer into a visual and audio odyssey.

Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo Website


Contact:

Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo
7F 5-7-5 Jingumae
Tokyo





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