The Universe and Art
Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab
Björn Dahlem » Vincent Fournier » Laurent Grasso » Maria Gruzdeva » Andreas Gursky » Pierre Huyghe » Mariko Mori » Hiroshi Nomura » Trevor Paglen » Patricia Piccinini » Semiconductor » Hiroshi Sugimoto » Wolfgang Tillmans » & others
Exhibition: 30 Jul 2016 – 9 Jan 2017
Mori Art Museum
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Sun-Thu 10-22 . Fri, Sat 10-24
Our universe is of perennial interest, appearing in art all around the world as an object of worship and study over the centuries, and spawning countless stories. “The Universe and Art,” in just one exhibition, will offer a diverse selection of around 200 items from across the globe and down the centuries, in multiple genres, from meteorites and fossils to historic astronomical material by Da Vinci and Galileo; mandalas; Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) which we may call Japan's oldest sci-fi novel; installations by contemporary artists, and the latest from the frontline of space development. Comprising four sections: “How Have Humans through the Ages Viewed the Universe?” “The Universe as Space-Time” “A New View of Life - Do Aliens Exist?” and “Space Travel and the Future of Humanity,” the exhibition will offer novel, future-oriented views of the cosmos and mankind. Join us in the summer of 2016 on a journey exploring where we came from, and where we are going, as Roppongi turns into a portal to the cosmos...