The Mori Art Museum has been silent for a while. At the beginning of this year the museum closed for renovations and facility changes to adhere with social distancing measures. Thankfully, the museum is now ready to safely welcome visitors with a brand new exhibition titled Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from around the World.
GoConnect was thrilled to be invited to attend the exhibition’s press event on April 21. So we are going to give our readers a sneak peek into the exhibition—pictures and all!
The exhibition features artworks from 16 female artists from around the world. All of them have had tremendous success over their long careers, and have been recognized locally and globally. Ranging in age from 71 to 105, all of these talented artists are still active and busy at work.
When asked about selecting an all-female group of artists, Martin Germann, the exhibition co-curator, spoke about the current trend in the art world—honoring great women artists who have gone unrecognized for a long time. However, this exhibition does not solely focus on feminism. Germann said that the exhibition is free from the notion of gender, and celebrates the work, life, personal pain, and key issues that each individual artist faces.
Featuring 130 works that include paintings, video, sculptures, large-scale installations, and performances, the exhibition is impressively diverse. The artists’ different experiences, perspectives and struggles are portrayed through their work, and they explore topics such as gender inequality, sexism, sexual harassment, the environment and preservation of local traditions.
Those themes are brought to life in the first part of the exhibition’s title: Another Energy. Each exhibited piece embodies its artist’s power and energy, and demonstrates how their age provides them with rich personal experiences to draw from. The pieces on display give those who attend the strength to tackle ongoing challenges and face the future with resilience and determination.
Let’s take a look at some of the featured works:
An Artist, in Person
Due to the current restrictions, the museum could not welcome all 16 artists in person for the press event. But luckily one of them made a quick appearance—Kimiyo Mishima. Her piece, a ceramic sculpture of crumpled up newspapers and cans, is hard to miss!
Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from around the World will run from April 22 to September 26. For information about buying tickets online, please visit Mori Art Museum’s website below.
*Please note that because of the recent State of Emergency, the Mori Art Museum will be closed until May 11.
Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from around the World
Mori Art Museum
April 22 (Thu.)–September 26 (Sun.)
10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. (Last Admission: 9:30 p.m.)
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (Last Admission: 4:30 p.m.)