THE UNIVERSE AND ART: PRINCESS KAGUYA, LEONARDO DA VINCI, TEAMLAB

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

Tom Sachs “The Crawler” 2003, Form/binder/wood/metal frame, 1,854 x 610 x 1,016 mm (Shuttle), 1,143 x 2,007 x 1,715 mm (Pedestal), Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris/Salzbulg, Photo: Philippe Servent

A first for Japan: astronomy manuscripts penned by genius Leonardo da Vinci, plus the latest, immersive Installation by TeamLab, “The Universe and Art: Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab” exhibition is held at Mori Art Museum till January 9th, 2017.

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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, offered 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 4 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 offers novel, future-oriented views of the cosmos and mankind. And related events will be held during the term.

The Universe and Art: Princess Kaguya, Leonardo da Vinci, teamLab
Date: July 30th, 2016 – January 9th, 2017
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Till 17:00 on Tuesday)
*Till 1:00 the following morning on October 21st, and 6:00 the following morning on October 22nd as “Roppongi Art Night 2016”
Place: Mori Art Museum
Address: 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)
Admission: Adult 1,600 yen, University/Highscholl student 1,100 yen, Child (age 4 up to junior highschool student) 500 yen
http://www.mori.art.museum

Text: Aya Shomura

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