EXHIBITION Rebirth: Recent Work by pop artist Mariko Mori

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I am very excited to see this new exhibition by the marvelous Japanese pop artist, Mariko Mori.
Iconic Japanese pop artist Mariko Mori
Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori
 An icon of 1990s Japanese pop art, the visionary artist Mariko Mori has always transformed herself effortlessly and faster than anyone else into the future. Japan Society Gallery presents her latest countenance in this major solo exhibition, Rebirth, as a significant artistic statement by Mori. The entire gallery space is transformed into Mori’s world through 35 sculptures, drawings, photographs, sound and video works, strung together into a narrative of birth, death and rebirth—a continuous circle of life force that the artist observes on a cosmic scale. Journey through space, time and consciousness in this immersive installation.
For more information and to get tickets, visit the Japan Society of New York
Friday, October 11 — Sunday, January 12
Japanese pop artist icon Mariko Mori
Mariko Mori at the Japan Society of New York
From Ms. Mori’s wiki
Mariko Mori was born in Tokyo in 1967. Mori’s father is an inventor and real estate tycoon, and her mother is a Historian of European Art. While studying at Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo in the late 1980s, Mori worked as a fashion model. It was at that time that she had her first exhibitions. In 1989, she moved to London to study at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and studied there until 1992.[1] After graduating, she moved to New York City and she participated in the Independent Study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mariko Mori now resides in New York and Tokyo.

ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street – (142 MINS, 2012) @ Japanema

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The Japan Foundation of Los Angeles is presenting a wonderful series of films free of charge.  A great series of films, Japanema presents films from the past 75 years that have made Japanese cinema famous worldwide.  Japanema also presents new films and new Directors who present the future of Japanese movie industry in Tokyo.

To see the current schedule, click/tap here.

Japanema Film Series - JFLAC.org

SYNOPSIS: Japanema Film Series
The year is 1964. With Tokyo preparing to host the Olympics, the people of Third Street continue to carry on with their lives, as colorful and vibrant as ever. The novelist Ryunosuke Chagawa (Hidetaka Yoshioka) has married Hiromi (Koyuki), and the two now share a happy life with Junnosuke (Kenta Suga). Meanwhile, Norifumi Suzuki (Shinichi Tsutsumi), his wife Tomoe (Hiroko Yakushimaru), their only son Ippei (Kazuki Koshimizu) and their live-in employee Mutsuko Hoshino (Maki Horikita) have gradually expanded their auto repair business, which has gotten an impressive makeover. Every morning, Mutsuko puts on makeup and steps out of her home — all so she can “happen to” run into and say hello to the young doctor, Kotaro Kikuchi (Mirai Moriyama). One day, Hiromi discovers a telegram that Chagawa had hidden. Who sent this telegram? Will Mutsuko’s affections be returned? And what future awaits the people of Third Street?