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Sorry for Being a Genius

by Caroline Picard
"There is no more chastity in the Young-Girl than there is debauchery. The Young-Girl simply lives as a stranger to her desires, whose coherence is governed by her market-driven superego." —Tiqqun, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of a Young-Girl, 2012 Aida Makoto's retrospective exhibit, “Monument for Nothing,” is a stunning body of work, taking full advantage of its towering exhibition site. The Mori Art Museum sits on the 53rd and 54th floors of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower—a massive skyscraper built in 2003. It is the fifth tallest building in Tokyo. As part of one’s ticket price, visit... [more]
Posted by Caroline Picard on 2/28/13
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Form, Structure, Tradition

        The Mori Art Museum presents “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” from Saturday, 25 July to Sunday, 8 November 2009. Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist whose activities cover a wide range of genres, from art and architecture to design and publishing. His international reputation was cemented by a series of highly acclaimed projects over the last few years, including Fairytale, his contribution to Documenta 12 in 2007 for which he brought 1,001 Chinese people to Europe, as well as his collaboration with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the “Bird's Nest” Olympic Stadium for the 2008 Beijing O... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/27/09
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Light in Your Eyes

by Frances Guerin
The Mori Art Museum on the 52nd Floor of the recently constructed Roppongi Hills complex is an adventure from the minute you step foot inside the complex. The very idea of a gallery on the top of a high rise shopping center and apartment complex feels like the future has arrived. It is the perfect location for an exhibition of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and even more appropriate is the choice of The Kaleidoscopic Eye. The exhibition focuses on the challenges to our perception of reality, encouraging us to perceive reality as multiple, kaleidoscopic. It all begins with the ex... [more]
Posted by Frances Guerin on 6/3/09