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Breathing Stone

Breathing Stone, 2008 - Mariko Mori

Breathing Stone, 2008

Mariko Mori  

40.8 x 35 x 14.2 cm / 16.06 x 13.78 x 5.59 inch
Edition of 60 copies, comes with a certificate signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: Lucite acrylpolymersculpture in a custom-made wooden crate
  • Comes with Mariko Mori's 2007 publication Oneness
  • This work is unframed
  • Ships in 5 to 10 business days from Germany

about this work

Mariko Mori’s spiritual search for the concept of oneness is beautifully articulated in her series Beginning of the End: Past, Present, Future, in which the artist travels to both Eastern and Western spiritual sites in a transparent capsule, presenting her journey as if she were a time traveler from a distant planet.

This edition is a small, precious model of one of these 'pods'. Each pod is produced by the artist herself and delivered in a custom-made wooden box, which also contains a copy of the book, signed by the artist.

about Mariko Mori

Multimedia artist Mariko Mori first became known for her large, brightly colored, manga-style self-portraits as various cyber creatures. Later she experimented with sculptures, interactive installations, and utopian architecture, such as her 1.5 million dollar Wave UFO, for which she hired scientists and technicians with the intention of going to the outer limits of what can be done with technology today. Besides her fascination with the latest technology, the content of her art continues to explicitly refer to mystical themes and the religious foundations of Buddhism and Shinto – about which she says: “The concept of oneness . . . is an unanswered question I carry (with me) through the journey of making work.”

(Courtesy of Hatje Cantz)

Mori’s solo exhibitions include Royal Academy of Arts, London; Japan Society, New York; Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York MCA, Chicago; Serpentine Gallery, London; and Dallas Museum of Art, Her work is also part of numerous museum collections, including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Prada Foundation, Milan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; PinchukArtCentre, Kiev; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and MoMA, New York.


Mariko Mori is represented by the following gallery;
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Sean Kelly Gallery, New York 

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