#MarikoMori #Rebirth



What's On

Opening Celebration

Artist Talk

Rooftop Bar

Extended Hours

Guided Tours

Sunday Series

Teachers Preview

Slow Art Day Tour


8 February - 29 June 2015

Tokyo-born, New York and London-based Mariko Mori is one of the most important artists of our time. Through an exploration of themes, such as life, death and rebirth, her work resonates with audiences around the world.

Rebirth is an immersive, contemplative experience composed of installations, glowing LED sculptures, photographs, drawings and videos. Quiet and beautiful, this thoughtful and absorbing exhibition takes us from a sculpture symbolising the eternal cycle of life to the creation of a pulsing white hole - where stars are born. Emanating positivity and generating wonder, Rebirth celebrates our existing balance with nature and gently places you between the earth and the wider cosmos.



About Mariko Mori

Born in Tokyo in 1967, Mariko Mori first made an impact on the international art scene in the early-mid 1990s. Her perfectly-formed and powerfully ambitious sculptural and photographic work of that period was an immediately accessible reflection on the ways our identities were being shaped by various technologies and the philosophies driving them.

Over the last decade, Mori’s practice has gradually shifted in focus. Moving away from the urban realm, she has started exploring the connections between the human and other worlds in increasingly universal ways. Rebirth is the considerable synthesis of her expanded artistic attention and her first solo show in Australia.

Mariko Mori Events and program Guide

Wesfarmers media release PDF Download the program here


Guided Tours | FREE
Life, death & rebirth in the work of Mariko Mori
11am & 1pm Sun 15, 22 Feb
11am & 1pm Wed 18, 25 Feb
5.30pm, Fri-Sun, 13 Feb – 7 Mar

11am & 1pm, Sundays and Wednesdays in March & April
11am & 1pm, Saturdays in May & June

AGWA Rooftop Bar
$10+bf entry (service fee applies per ticket)

$39+bf Gourmet Bento Box & Sake (inc entry) (service fee applies per ticket)
6-9pm, Friday 13, 20, 27 Feb & 6 Mar 2015

Consider the cosmos and enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine and Sake, along with craft beers from Gage Roads Brewing Co while drinking in the sensational view of Perth's city skyline.

Only open for four exclusive evenings, come and experience a different view of your Gallery. Start your night with a FREE 5.30pm guided tour of Rebirth, generously guided by our Voluntary Gallery Guides.

Gourmet Bento Box
Includes reversed Sake cured salmon sushi rolls, Japanese shredded chicken salad, wasabi crusted prawns with Japanese mayo & Japanese potato salad; served bento box style with chopsticks.

Pre-order only. Serves one. Price includes food, one sake and entry. Food package includes entry to the bar. No need to purchase entry separately.

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AGWA’s Rooftop Bar is an 18+ event. Drinks and light snacks available for purchase.

Mariko Mori Opening Celebration and Artist Performance
$35+bf | Art Gallery of Western Australia

8-10pm, Saturday 7 February

AGWA and the Perth Festival join together to celebrate the 2015 Perth Festival Visual Arts Program with a performance by Mariko Mori. Mori will still the audience with her enthralling site-specific performance centred on the concept of Oneness. Following this Australian exclusive of Mori’s work, local musicians KUČKA, will kick off the celebrations with their unique blend of forward-thinking poptronica.

A cash bar offering food and refreshments is available on the night.
18+ event, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Artist Talk | $15+bf | State Library Theatre
2pm, Sunday 8 February

Join us for an exclusive afternoon talk by leading international artist Mariko Mori as she delves deeper into her practice and brings light to Rebirth.

Extended Hours | FREE

Rebirth will remain open until 7pm, Fri - Sun during the 2015 Perth Festival. So take a few moments to reflect and recharge before heading home after work or immerse yourself in positive energy before your night in the city. Join us on a free guided tour, An introduction to the work of Mariko Mori, from 5.30pm, Fri - Sun, 13 Feb - 7 Mar.

NOTE - The Sat 7 Mar guided tour has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mariko Mori: Rebirth Teacher Professional Learning Afternoon
3.30-5pm, 26 February 2015 | FREE

Join us for an afternoon session where you will be introduced to AGWA’s PIAF featured exhibition, Mariko Mori: Rebirth and take a guided tour with a curator.

You will also be briefed by AGWA's Education Team about upcoming exhibitions and programs for 2015, including AGWA's major paid exhibition Treasure Ships: art in the age of spices.

AGWA Sunday Series | FREE
2pm, Sundays in March

Immerse yourself in Mariko Mori’s work by exploring the themes that inform her art practice. Consider how spirituality, ancestry, nature, astrophysics and the cycle of life influence Mori and share your response to these themes. Where is your place in the wider cosmos?

AGWA Sunday Series is FREE to attend and generously guided by Voluntary Gallery Guides.

Sunday 1 March - Spirituality
Sunday 8 March - Ancestry
Sunday 15 March - Nature
Sunday 22 March - Astrophysics
Sunday 29 March - Cycle of life

Slow Art Day Tour | FREE

2pm, Saturday 11 April

Slow Art Day encourages a more contemplative approach to art and is celebrated in over 150 galleries throughout the world. This Slow Art Day, take in the meditative space of Rebirth and spend time considering the works.

Booking are not essential, but reserving your place helps us ensure the tours do not get too large.


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Rebirth was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2012-13, then at the Japan Society,

New York in 2013-14 and is now presented at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2015.

All artworks are copyright of the artist.


Image Credits:Mariko Mori Transcircle 1.1 2004 (detail). Stone, Corian, LED, Real time control system, 336 cm in diameter: each sculpture: 110 x 56 x 34 cm. Collection of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo by Richard Learoyd. Mariko Mori Primal Memory 2004. Lucite, 25 x 126.8 x 129.6 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo by Richard Learoyd. Mask (part of Primal Memory installation), 2004. Acrylic plastic, 12.5 x 13.5 x 6 cm. Collection of Tokyo University Museum. Mariko Mori Ring 2012. Lucite, 127 x 7.5 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATH HOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. © Royal Academy of Arts, London/M. Leith. Mariko Mori White Hole 2008-2010. Acrylic, LED lights, 345.7 x 262.6 cm. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Photo by Adam Laycock.



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