OUR ECOLOGY : TOWARD A PLANETARY LIVING
Written by Mathieu Doublet.
The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, is pleased to present the Mori Art Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition entitled « Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living ». The impact of humanity on our planet since the industrial revolution is said to match that of the thousands of preceding years of geological change. The environmental crisis is a challenge of utmost urgency, and right now an important theme on the international art scene. The exhibition will feature four chapters of diverse expression courtesy of an impressive lineup of international artists, from historical works to a number commissioned especially for it. The first chapter « All Is Connected » touches upon the complex intertwining of environment and ecosystems with human political and economic activity. The next chapter « Return to Earth » reexamines works by Japanese artists from the 1950s to 1980s, decades in which pollution formed a dark downside to the country’s rapid economic growth. The third chapter « The Great Acceleration » introduces works revealing the exploitation of the Earth’s resources. The final chapter « The Future Is Within Us » is devoted to today’s diverging discussion around utilizing ancient as well as cutting-edge technologies for drafting possible futures through artistic expressions of activism, indigenous wisdom, feminism, AI and collective intelligence (CI), and also spirituality.