Tatsuo Miyajima’s UCCA solo show Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust marks the first time that this leading-edge Japanese artist has held a solo exhibition in China. His elegantly-constructed works of installation and sculpture – featuring digital counters that the artist describes as “LED gadgets” – invoke numerals as a metaphor for human existence. UCCA audiences are sure to enjoy this powerful synthesis of modern technology, Buddhist philosophy and visceral experience.
UCCA Director Jérôme Sans says that for Tatsuo Miyajima, “numbers are both figurative and abstract, symbolizing a vast realm of existential possibilities, the eternal nature of space and time, and the infinite cycle of life, death and rebirth. His core artistic concepts are derived from Buddhist philosophy, while his methods and materiel are informed by the latest technologies.”