Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori

October 11, 2013–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.

Discounted catalogues Tuesdays & Weekends

Gallery visitors can purchase Rebirth exhibition catalogue for $20 on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Screening Friday evenings (6-9 pm) and all day Saturdays and Sundays (11am – 5pm)

Mariko Mori's video work Kumano, on loan from Asia Society, will be on view on the 1st floor every Friday from 6-9 pm and all day Saturdays and Sundays during gallery hours.

Ask the Curator Thursdays

Come see the exhibition between 4pm-5pm every Thursday. Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Japan Society Gallery Director and exhibition curator will be in the gallery to take questions.

$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.)

Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm, closed Mon. & major holidays.

Docent-led Tours:
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.

Preview Online:
Streaming Museum featuring Rebirth.

Exhibition-Related Programming

Audio Tour

Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori Audio Tour

Japan Society Gallery Associate Cory Campbell leads listeners on an audio tour through Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori

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Video Tour

Explore Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori with Japan Society Gallery Associate Cory Campbell.

Exhibition Catalogue

The accompanying catalogue for Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori is available for purchase online.

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Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori is curated by Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Director, Japan Society Gallery.

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., 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.

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