The Oneness of an Endless Universe: A Conversation with Mariko Mori
by Jan Garden Castro
Mariko Mori has the tact of a Swiss diplomat and the drive to pursue ambitious artistic goals. Her work, which promotes oneness and global consciousness, explores universal questions at the intersection of life, death, reality, and technology. She has had solo exhibitions at venues around the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Japan Society in New York, and Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo; and her work features in a number of important collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Fondazione Prada in Milan, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She received the Menzione d’onore at the 1997 Venice Biennale (for Nirvana) and the Japan Cultural Arts Foundation’s 2001 award for an Artist and Scholar in the Field of Contemporary Japanese Art. Her work has also been included in biennials in Venice, Istanbul, Sydney, Shanghai, São Paolo, and Singapore.
...see the entire article in the print version of November's Sculpture magazine.
Wave UFO, 1999-2002. Brainwave interface, vision dome, projector, computer system, and fiberglass, 194 x 446.5 x 207.875 in.