Tatsuo Miyajima

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Accompanies the show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, on Tatsuo Miyajima, one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists.

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Rachel Kent


Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This exhibition will be his first major survey exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing key works from the beginnings of his career to the present. Central to his practice are numerical counters that count from 1 to 9 repeatedly using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), then go dark momentarily. For Miyajima, the cyclical repetition of numbers, along with the shift from light to dark, reflect the importance of time. He draws inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, with its exploration of mortality and human cycles of death and renewal.

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Weight 1278 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.8 cm
Publisher name Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Publication date 1 January 2017
Number of pages 234
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.8 cm
Weight 1278 g
Tatsuo Miyajima is known for his immersive, technology-driven sculptures and installations. This will be his first major solo exhibition in Australia, encompassing key sculptures and installations from the beginnings of his career to the present, as well as video and performance works which have expanded his object-based practice over time. The exhibition will be curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent, who worked closely with Miyajima on her international exhibition Marking Time, which inaugurated the newly re-developed MCA's opening season in 2012.