Friday, August 27, 2010

More Mori, Onegaishimasu!

While in Tokyo a few weeks ago we visited the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi, which is fast becoming our favourite major gallery in Japan. Our last visit (for Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?) was really great and this time we happened upon an incredible exhibition called Sensing Nature.

Three Japanese artists showed works intended to examine the link between man and nature in modern Japan.

"Snow" by Yoshioka Tokujin. A giant glass box filled with feathers and hidden fans that re-created the movement of a snowstorm.

Another work by Tokujin. This one is called "Waterfall".

Takashi Kuribayashi created a double layered forest, which you could walk around under and peek through like a woodland creature.

And he also contributed "Island", a solid and imposing work which sought to illustrate how much of the Earth we don't see.

Taro Shinoda, for one of his works, created a circular pool from above which droplets of water were timed to fall at exactly the same time, creating splashes that formed an image of part of the Milky Way. It was beautiful, but couldn't be captured in a photograph.

1 comment:

Oren said...

Gareth, you look like an Evangelion.