May 21, 1998
"Contemporary Projects: Mariko Mori, Nirvana," a large-scale meditative installation utilizing cutting-edge technology, opens today at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Japanese artist explores the importance of tradition in contemporary Japanese society through the environment's four billboard-sized photographic elements, 3-D video and a lotus-shaped acrylic sculpture or "enlightenment capsule." * "Contemporary Projects: Mariko Mori."
May 14, 2000 |
They could have hung a nice David Hockney. Maybe an Ed Ruscha. But when the Italian clothier Costume National recently held an opening-night party for its Melrose Avenue store, owners Ennio and Carlo Capasa wanted art with a little more movement. So they popped a museum-quality video into the VCR. The one-night-only video installation, entitled "Miko No Inori," is the work of much-toasted Japanese multimedia artist Mariko Mori.
December 31, 2006 |
SUPERDEALER Larry Gagosian talks about the "thin," speculative art market of the '80s but isn't worried about a bubble as prices heat up this time around. Connecticut collector Peter M. Brant says he keeps an eye out for artists the critics don't like, since it's often a sign something interesting is happening with their work. New York art dealer Barbara Gladstone, who helped build Matthew Barney's career, laments the shallow pursuit of younger and younger artists.
July 26, 1997 |
As far as huge, international art festivals go, the Venice Biennale is more quixotic than most. Still organized around its original, 19th century concept of art as the expression of the nation-state, the Biennale pushes a territorial agenda in the midst of its own rampant pluralism.
May 24, 2009 |
Imagine a museum that boasts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Now imagine that an intrepid female curator puts all the men's work in storage and fills the permanent collection galleries with a new version of 20th and early 21st century art history, the one that women created. Would she emerge as a champion, finally proving that women artists are as good as -- or better than -- the guys?
October 18, 2003 |
Few museums in the world can rival the location of the Mori Art Museum. Situated atop Tokyo's most imposing skyscraper in the middle of the city's trendiest area, this prestigious premise within the shimmering 54-story Mori Tower is no mere whim. It is intended to send the message to Japan that modern art is important. In Japan, interest in contemporary art has never been high, lagging far behind the enduring popularity of the Impressionists and other renowned artists from the past.