Event: Mariko Mori: Rebirth at the Royal Academy
Location: Royal Academy of Arts, W1
Mariko Mori: Rebirth is an exhibition of works by the contemporary Japanese artist Mariko Mori, and only the second exhibition to be held in the Royal Academy’s new space at Burlington Gardens. The New York-based artist’s work has a cosmological focus and includes large-scale installations such as the futuristic light-emitting standing stones, entitled Tom Na H-iu II made of clouded glass, and her Miracle – circular photographic images. It is the installations that are the main attraction of the exhibition, all timed to coincide with the winter solstice.
This is Mori’s first major exhibition in Britain since 1998, when she exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery. Since that time her art has shifted from a mixture of kitsch and manga images mixed with urban culture.
The Royal Academy is also showing English landscape artists in Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape until 17 Feb.