Kaleidoscopic Eye at the Mori



Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum is displaying an installation called Kaleidoscopic Eye, a creation by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary out of Vienna.  From the Thyssen-Bornemisza website:

The Mori Art Museum will present The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection from Saturday, April 4, to Sunday, July 5, 2009. The exhibition is realized as a collaboration between Mori Art Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.

The Kaleidoscopic Eye investigates the question of how to define “what’s real”, which has preoccupied philosophy, science, religion and the arts for the longest time. Reality, in everyday usage, means “the state of things as they actually exist”, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. On a more subjective level, investigations into reality activate private experiences, curiosity, inquiry and interpretation, but also reflections on void, nothingness and emptiness on the part of the inquiring subject.

This exhibit looks like it’s right up my alley!  Anyone seen it?  Please post in the comments!

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