Published on the occasion of the exhibition: Tatsuo Miyajima : connecting with everything, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 3 November 2016-5 March 2017.
Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan's leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This exhibition will be his first major survey exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing key works from the beginnings of his career to the present. Central to his practice are numerical counters that count from 1 to 9 repeatedly using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), then go dark momentarily. For Miyajima, the cyclical repetition of numbers, along with the shift from light to dark, reflect the importance of time. He draws inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, with its exploration of mortality and human cycles of death and renewal.
|Tatsuo Miyajima : by Miyajima, Tatsuo, ©2016
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, (The Rocks, N.S.W. :) 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.