‘Sensing Nature’, Tokyo

Over two thirds of Japan’s population lives in its cities, which make up just a small fraction of its landmass. And yet we are still able to read nature with our bodies. Japan’s temperate climate and its mountainous topography gave birth to a unique natural environment, which in turn fostered an ancient cosmology and spirituality which have greatly influenced Japanese culture and arts.

In “Sensing Nature” Yoshioka Tokujin, Shinoda Taro and Kuribayashi Takashi think about how the innate human ability to perceive nature (to sense nature) and the Japanese view of nature exist in our urbanized and modernized world. The artists also ask how those views are reflected in contemporary art and design practices.

The exhibition takes place at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, till November 7th 2010.

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