Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori
Friday, October 11, 2013 — Sunday, January 12, 2014
An icon of 1990s Japanese pop art, the visionary artist Mariko Mori has always transformed herself effortlessly and faster than anyone else into the future. Japan Society Gallery presents her latest countenance in this major solo exhibition, Rebirth, as a significant artistic statement by Mori. The entire gallery space is transformed into Mori's world through 35 sculptures, drawings, photographs, sound and video works, strung together into a narrative of birth, death and rebirth—a continuous circle of life force that the artist observes on a cosmic scale. Journey through space, time and consciousness in this immersive installation.
$12; students & seniors $10, Japan Society members & children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm. (*Please note: On Nov. 22, Dec. 6, and Dec. 13, the Gallery will close at 6 pm, with free admission from 4-6 pm.)
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm, closed Mon. & major holidays.
Starting Fri., Oct. 11, 2013 through Sun., Jan. 12, 2014, docent-led walk-in tours will be conducted Tues.-Sun. at 2:30 pm and Fri. evenings at 7 pm. Japanese language tours will be conducted Friday nights at 6 pm. Tours are free with admission and are approximately one hour in duration. To arrange private group tours please call (212) 715-1223. Two weeks advance request recommended.
Streaming Museum featuring Rebirth.
The exhibition is generously supported by Chris A. Wachenheim, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Harold and Ruth Newman, The Japan Foundation, Mori Building Co., Ltd., Barrisol and Barrisol USA, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Shiraishi Masami, Lucio and Joan Noto, Thierry and Yasko Porté, Jack and Susy Wadsworth, Charlotte Feng Ford, Mika Seki, SHISEIDO CO., LTD., New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and an anonymous donor.
Media sponsorship is provided by WNYC.
Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines.
Additional support is provided by Zumtobel Lighting, Inc.
Exhibitions at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, Director's Circle members, and the Friends of the Gallery.
Image: Mariko Mori (b. 1967), Transcircle 1.1, 2004. Stone, Corian, LED, real time control system, 132 3/8 inches in diameter; each stone 43 3/8 x 22 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.