Mariko Mori

Futuristic and Weird. Miss Mariko Mori.

September 26, 2018.

I was in San Francisco about 2 months ago and I could not help myself- I had to step by the SFMOMA. One of my interesting findings about the SFMOMA is that it is identical in layout to the OG New York MOMA. And although it is nice to feel unity amongst your museum-going experiences, I still think that museums and galleries should push forth their own unique experience. Perhaps incorporating the near geography and the culture. Not in a bad, ostracizing way, but rather in a proud and welcoming kind of way.

Doesn’t matter. The content of the museum exhibit is levels more important then the layout anyway. But, as a side thought, I do encourage you to reflect back on your favorite museum or exhibit and decide whether the hall setups made a difference.

Back to the story… I went to SFMOMA and amidst a bunch of awesome artists I found Mariko Mori.

Mariko is a Japanese artist who works a lot with juxtapositions. She explores what it means to stick to traditions but also what it means to look into the possibilities of the future.

Most of her works are hard to explain and I feel like they are more important to feel than to analyze. So, open up those chakras.

Here are some of the works that pulled me in. The works that I am going to include are not her most famous ones, heads up. At the very end I will also include a picture of her from her modeling days because she is absolutely gorgeous.

Beautiful and talented- what a rare gem!

* If you want to explore her foundation’s endeavors, check out this link:

http://www.faoufoundation.org/

*If you want to buy one of her works, check out this link:

http://www.artnet.com/artists/mariko-mori/artworks


Wave UFO , 1999-2002 brainwave interface, vision dome, projector, computer system, fiberglass 207 x 446 x 194 inches (528 x 113.4 x 493 cm) edition of 2 with 1 AP

Wave UFO, 1999-2002
brainwave interface, vision dome, projector, computer system, fiberglass
207 x 446 x 194 inches (528 x 113.4 x 493 cm)
edition of 2 with 1 AP


om Na H’iu II  (installation view), 2006

om Na H’iu II (installation view), 2006


EMPTY DREAM , 1995, cibachrome, 273.1 x 121.9 cm. (107.5 x 48 in.)

EMPTY DREAM, 1995, cibachrome, 273.1 x 121.9 cm. (107.5 x 48 in.)


Love Hotel , 1994, dye-destruction print, 47.5 x 60 in. (120.6 x 152.4 cm.)


Love Hotel
, 1994, dye-destruction print, 47.5 x 60 in. (120.6 x 152.4 cm.)


Soap bubbles , 1995, color duratrans print and aluminum lightbox, 61 x 50.8 x 14 cm. (24 x 20 x 5.5 in.)

Soap bubbles, 1995, color duratrans print and aluminum lightbox, 61 x 50.8 x 14 cm. (24 x 20 x 5.5 in.)


Artist Mariko Mori. (Photo: David Sims, courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York)

Artist Mariko Mori. (Photo: David Sims, courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York)