“Mori Art Museum”

Galerie Perrotin to open a new space in Tokyo in 2017

After Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Seoul, the Galerie Perrotin has recently announced that it will be opening a space in Tokyo, in spring 2017, on the ground floor of the Piramide building, at 6-6-9 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo. Roppongi is a cultural district hosting numerous museums such as the Mori Art Museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, the National Art Center (Art Triangle Roppongi), and several major galleries. And after three years on the Upper East Side in New York, in the Bank of New York building dating from 1932, the Galerie Perrotin will be moving to a gallery eight times bigger, also in spring 2017. The new site is on the Lower East Side, Manhattan’s most dynamic district, near the New Museum. Earlier this year, the Galerie Perrotin inaugurated a new 180 m2 space in Seoul, with a bookshop presenting the gallery’s editions, in the Christie’s building near the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art and the Daelim Museum, facing the Blue House (the presidential residence) and the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Let’s remember that Emmanuel Perrotin founded the gallery bearing his name in 1989, at the age of 21 years. He has since opened fifteen different spaces, each more stimulating for today’s creation than the last. He supports artists, some for over 25 years, in carrying out their craziest...

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Galerie Perrotin to open a new space in Tokyo in 2017

After Paris, Hong Kong, New York and Seoul, the Galerie Perrotin has recently announced that it will be opening a space in Tokyo, in spring 2017, on the ground floor of the Piramide building, at 6-6-9 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo. Roppongi is a cultural district hosting numerous museums such as the Mori Art Museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, the National Art Center (Art Triangle Roppongi), and several major galleries. And after three years on the Upper East Side in New York, in the Bank of New York building dating from 1932, the Galerie Perrotin will be moving to a gallery eight times bigger, also in spring 2017. The new site is on the Lower East Side, Manhattan’s most dynamic district, near the New Museum. Earlier this year, the Galerie Perrotin inaugurated a new 180 m2 space in Seoul, with a bookshop presenting the gallery’s editions, in the Christie’s building near the National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art and the Daelim Museum, facing the Blue House (the presidential residence) and the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Let’s remember that Emmanuel Perrotin founded the gallery bearing his name in 1989, at the age of 21 years. He has since opened fifteen different spaces, each more stimulating for today’s creation than the last. He supports artists, some for over 25 years, in carrying out their craziest...

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Dinh Q. Lê at the Mori Art Museum

From 25 July until 12 October 2015, the most sought-after Vietnamese artist, Dinh Q. Lê, is to present his works at the Mori Art Museum located in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo, Japan, during his first solo exhibition, entitled “Memory for Tomorrow”. 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War and 70 years after the Japanese defeat in World War II, “Memory for Tomorrow” invites visitors to reflect on the past, present, and future. Through his prints, installations, and other works, the artist takes a close look at untold stories, those of individuals who underwent and suffered from events removed from official national and social history. In addition, it explores more closely the relationship between art and society and the important issues they raise. Born in Hà Tiên, a Vietnamese city situated on the Cambodian border, Dinh Q. Lê emigrated to the United States at the age of ten in order to escape the persecution under the Khmer Rouge. After studying photography and media art, the artist attracted the art world’s attention with his tapestries realised by sewing together strips of photographs, a technique that was established in 1989 and a process inspired by the traditional Vietnamese grass mat...

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“Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty” at Mori Art Museum

From 25 April to 5 July 2015, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, is to host an exhibition entitled “Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty”, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou-Metz and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. 130 different artworks from all eras of history and all ends of the globe will be presented at this exhibition, which will be divided into nine sections. All the works are united under the theme of “simple forms”, which refers to the idea that simple, beautiful forms influence artists from all ages and all over the world. This inspiration can be seen in a wide range of art, from Modern and Contemporary artworks, to prehistoric artefacts, and most importantly, in the Japanese aesthetic featured in the traditional crafts, the tea ceremony utensils, Buddhist statues, and Zen paintings on display. This exhibition aims to provide an overview of a timeless and universal aesthetic and common appreciation of beauty uniting all...

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Takashi Murakami to have show in Japan for first time in 14 years

Takashi Murakami is to return to Japan with the exhibition “Murakami: The 500 Arhats”, which is to open 31 October 2015 at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. The exhibition will be the first major exhibition dedicated to Murakami in his native Japan in 14 years and will focus on his recent works, notably The 500 Arhats which, measuring 100 metres long and three metres high, shows 500 enlightened followers of Buddha (the titular arhats) and depicts the transcendent power of prayer. Created in 2012 as a reaction to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the colossal work shows the juxtaposition of the infinity of nature and the universe, and the mortal quality of human existence. Murakami is known for his character-based works associated with “otaku” culture, which draws from manga and animé, and he also created the Superflat theory of art. His works have toured internationally in recent years, appearing at Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2007), Palace of Versailles, France (2010) and most recently at Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha, Qatar...

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