HER RAVE CARICATURES A THING OF THE PAST, ARTIST MARIKO MORI FOCUSES ON CREATING NEW ECO-FRIENDLY INSTALLATIONS TO BE ENJOYED BY GENERATIONS TO COME Photography Susanna Howe Text Kevin McGarry Over the past twenty years, connectedness has been a driving theme in Mariko Mori’s art, one sparked by our ever-mounting technological frenzy. Born in Tokyo, Mori was a fashion student and runway model in the 1980s before she moved to London and then New York.
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Of course Brazil is rife with sun, waterfalls, mists, and other natural phenomena, but no one does manmade sensorial spectacles quite like the great Danish–Icelandic artist
Tuesday night marked the opening of Performa , New York’s vital art performance biennial, which will be no doubt gripping the art community by its jugular for the next three weeks. Many celebrated by indulging a retrospective glimpse into the work of Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset, who hosted a large cocktail reception at Skylight Soho featuring re-performances of some of their most banal staged happenings: bearded hipsters in a circle washing dishes, two boys in knitted skirts pensively unraveling one another, a nude man reading on a chaise lounge, ad nauseum. Across town, downtown’s younger art set—or, those who weren’t working as cater waiters at Skylight—opted instead for the Hole Gallery’s joint opening of Optimism and Cultural Rebellion by Matthew Stone, and Residuum by… Matt Stone.
One week from today, ISTANCOOL’s 2011 incarnation will commence in Turkey, drawing names like Tilda Swinton and Michael Stipe to the Mediterranean metropolis in order to initiate a dynamic global arts diplomacy program and forge new frontiers in the relationship between Turkey and the international art community.