MAM Art Course 08
No. 1 "When the Art Inside You Is Exposed to Society"
Japanese-English simultaneous translation available
Miyajima Tatsuo is one of Japan's most important contemporary artists. In this first MAM Art Course lecture, Miyajima explores the relationship between society and art through an introduction of his own projects such as the "Revive Time" Kaki (Persimmon) Tree Project and the "Floating Time" Hospice Project.
- Date & Time
- 19:00-21:00, May 23 [Fri], 2008
- Miyajima Tatsuo (Artist / Vice President, Tohoku University of Art & Design)
- Mori Art Museum, Academyhills
- Corporate Sponsor
- UBS Group
- Miyajima Tatsuo Profile
- Completed postgraduate studies in art at the Tokyo University of the Arts. In 1988 was selected to participate in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale, where he garnered international acclaim for his work using LED digital counters. He has held many exhibitions in Japan and abroad and his works are included in the collections of Tate Gallery in London, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Instigated the "Revive Time" Kaki Tree Project, whereby he plants "second generation atomic bomb victim trees" - saplings from the seeds of a tree damaged by the atomic bomb in Nagasaki - around the world with the help of children.