All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku
Mori Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Adel Abidin » Nobuyoshi Araki » Richard Billingham » Sophie Calle » Gohar Dashti » Jim Dine » Nan Goldin » Shilpa Gupta » Mako Idemitsu » Alfredo Jaar » Mary Kelly » Barbara Kruger » Asada Masashi » Zanele Muholi » Shirin Neshat » Yoko Ono » Tatsumi Orimoto » RongRong & inri » Laurie Simmons » Hiroshi Sugimoto » TANY » ZHANG Xiaogang » Masayuki Yoshinaga » & others
Exhibition: 26 Apr – 1 Sep 2013
Mori Art Museum
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Sun-Thu 10-22 . Fri, Sat 10-24
All You Need IS LOVE: FROM CHAGALL TO KUSAMA AND HATSUNE MIKU
April 26 (FRI) – september 1 (Sun), 2013
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Roppongi Hills and Mori Art Museum, the Mori Art Museum is pleased to present “All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku” from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, September 1, 2013.
In 2003, the Mori Art Museum celebrated its inauguration with “HAPPINESS: A Survival Guide for Art and Life,” an exhibition that dealt with that most universal of themes and an emotion important to all of us: “happiness.” In a similar vein, this exhibition marking the museum’s 10th anniversary focuses on the most fundamental human desire that has continued to provide all manner of inspiration to artists regardless of genre in all times and places: “love.”
From romantic love to familial love and love for humanity, life-giving love is highly complex, arousing feelings such as attachment, jealousy, animosity, resentment, and hostility in us that appear at odds with its peaceful, affirmative image.
In addition, today, with the development of new technologies such as the Internet, love is becoming increasingly diverse, as witnessed by the emergence of phenomena such as virtual love and new social connections between individuals.
Divided into five sections titled “What Is Love?” “A Couple in Love,” “Love in Losing,” “Family and Love,” and “Love Beyond,” this exhibition explores love in all its complexity and variety through around 200 artworks representative of different regions and time periods, including both masterpieces from art history and ambitious new works.
With the experience of the unprecedented disaster of 2011 still fresh in the minds of people in Japan and with various conflicts still raging around the world, we believe now is a good time to explore the diversity and possibilities of love through art.