|8 February - 29 June 2015|
Tokyo-born, New York and London-based Mariko Mori is one of the most important artists of our time. Through an exploration of themes, such as life, death and rebirth, her work resonates with audiences around the world.
Rebirth is an immersive, contemplative experience composed of installations, glowing LED sculptures, photographs, drawings and videos. Quiet and beautiful, this thoughtful and absorbing exhibition takes us from a sculpture symbolising the eternal cycle of life to the creation of a pulsing white hole - where stars are born. Emanating positivity and generating wonder, Rebirth celebrates our existing balance with nature and gently places you between the earth and the wider cosmos.
About Mariko Mori
Born in Tokyo in 1967, Mariko Mori first made an impact on the international art scene in the early-mid 1990s. Her perfectly-formed and powerfully ambitious sculptural and photographic work of that period was an immediately accessible reflection on the ways our identities were being shaped by various technologies and the philosophies driving them.
Over the last decade, Mori’s practice has gradually shifted in focus. Moving away from the urban realm, she has started exploring the connections between the human and other worlds in increasingly universal ways. Rebirth is the considerable synthesis of her expanded artistic attention and her first solo show in Australia.
Mariko Mori Events and program Guide
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11am & 1pm, Sundays and Wednesdays in March & April
$39+bf Gourmet Bento Box & Sake (inc entry) (service fee applies per ticket)
Consider the cosmos and enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine and Sake, along with craft beers from Gage Roads Brewing Co while drinking in the sensational view of Perth's city skyline.
Only open for four exclusive evenings, come and experience a different view of your Gallery. Start your night with a FREE 5.30pm guided tour of Rebirth, generously guided by our Voluntary Gallery Guides.
Gourmet Bento Box
Pre-order only. Serves one. Price includes food, one sake and entry. Food package includes entry to the bar. No need to purchase entry separately.
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AGWA’s Rooftop Bar is an 18+ event. Drinks and light snacks available for purchase.
AGWA and the Perth Festival join together to celebrate the 2015 Perth Festival Visual Arts Program with a performance by Mariko Mori. Mori will still the audience with her enthralling site-specific performance centred on the concept of Oneness. Following this Australian exclusive of Mori’s work, local musicians KUČKA, will kick off the celebrations with their unique blend of forward-thinking poptronica.
A cash bar offering food and refreshments is available on the night.
Join us for an exclusive afternoon talk by leading international artist Mariko Mori as she delves deeper into her practice and brings light to Rebirth.
Rebirth will remain open until 7pm, Fri - Sun during the 2015 Perth Festival. So take a few moments to reflect and recharge before heading home after work or immerse yourself in positive energy before your night in the city. Join us on a free guided tour, An introduction to the work of Mariko Mori, from 5.30pm, Fri - Sun, 13 Feb - 7 Mar.
NOTE - The Sat 7 Mar guided tour has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Join us for an afternoon session where you will be introduced to AGWA’s PIAF featured exhibition, Mariko Mori: Rebirth and take a guided tour with a curator.
You will also be briefed by AGWA's Education Team about upcoming exhibitions and programs for 2015, including AGWA's major paid exhibition Treasure Ships: art in the age of spices.
Immerse yourself in Mariko Mori’s work by exploring the themes that inform her art practice. Consider how spirituality, ancestry, nature, astrophysics and the cycle of life influence Mori and share your response to these themes. Where is your place in the wider cosmos?
AGWA Sunday Series is FREE to attend and generously guided by Voluntary Gallery Guides.
Sunday 1 March - Spirituality
2pm, Saturday 11 April
Slow Art Day encourages a more contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in over 150 galleries throughout the world. This Slow Art Day, take in the meditative space of Rebirth and spend time considering the works.
Booking are not essential, but reserving your place helps us ensure the tours do not get too large.
Rebirth was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2012-13, then at the Japan Society,
New York in 2013-14 and is now presented at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2015.
All artworks are copyright of the artist.
Image Credits:Mariko Mori Transcircle 1.1 2004 (detail). Stone, Corian, LED, Real time control system, 336 cm in diameter: each sculpture: 110 x 56 x 34 cm. Collection of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo by Richard Learoyd. Mariko Mori Primal Memory 2004. Lucite, 25 x 126.8 x 129.6 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo by Richard Learoyd. Mask (part of Primal Memory installation), 2004. Acrylic plastic, 12.5 x 13.5 x 6 cm. Collection of Tokyo University Museum. Mariko Mori Ring 2012. Lucite, 127 x 7.5 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATH HOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. © Royal Academy of Arts, London/M. Leith. Mariko Mori White Hole 2008-2010. Acrylic, LED lights, 345.7 x 262.6 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo by Adam Laycock.