All tagged Mori Art Museum
Roppongi Crossing is a contemporary art exhibition held every three years. The work of 25 Japanese artists/groups (collectives), born in the 1970s and 1980s, is on display. There are several large scale works, videos, cats, a simulated ocean, glowing honey jars, and more. Themes of connection and disparity in the age of the internet, artificial intelligence, and the current state of Japan are explored.
“What art can do in chaotic times where the future is uncertain.” Under the theme of catastrophe, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, these artists use their talents to help us process these events through their personal vision and expression. The artwork concerns all types of tragedies, from personal experiences to large cataclysmic events. There are a wide variety of media - videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures, illustrations, models, and more - used to both depict disasters both large and small and process these events through creativity in the aftermath.
This exhibition covers a wide range of topics: the use of wood, Japanese architectural aesthetics, the role of the roof, architecture in communities, how “Japan” is interpreted by non-Japanese architects, and more. The information provided is dense and takes time to read and digest. Highlights include a book lounge, a ⅓ size model of a home and an immersive work which uses video and laser fiber to represent Japanese design dimensions.
This is a large, fun exhibit filled with optical illusions that inspire the viewer question assumptions and to see things in a different way. There are lots of photo ops and because it's interactive the exhibition makes for an outing that the whole family can enjoy.