This is a solo show of Tatsuo Miyajima. This exhibition, titled "Life and Death: Light of Life," includes the latest installment in the Counter Skin series, which will be projected on six screens on a 28-meter-high wall, as well as works using digital counters, and more.
Tatsuo Miyajima, whose work using LED counters has been widely acclaimed throughout the world, presents his first solo exhibition at a Japanese museum in six years. One of the featured works, Counter Skin, counts down from 9 to 1, and then returns to 9 and repeats the same process. The countdown, which proceeds at a variety of different speeds, represents our lives. As he has in the past, Miyajima continues to appeal for the value of life.
Miyajima often refers to the idea of “Art in You.” By this he means that not only artists but all of us possess a creative ability. As suggested by works in which the viewer is allowed to control the speed of the counters, and a cooperative project to plant persimmon trees that were second-generation survivors of the atomic bomb, Miyajima places a special emphasis on the links between people and creativity.
This exhibition, titled Life and Death: Light of Life, includes the latest installment in the Counter Skin video series, which will be projected on six screens on a 28-meter-high wall, as well as works using digital counters, and more..
Miyajima’s work, which advocates a universality that transcends differences in race and skin color, and conveys the idea that all human beings are creative, has even more importance in the current age. We hope that you will come to see the artist’s latest undertakings in Kagoshima.