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Mariko Mori

1967, Tokyo, Japan 
She lives and works between Japan and New

Great Light

Printed fabric

Mariko Mori’s artistic career, which includes sculptures,  videos, photographs, installations, digital images, and  performances, is original and multifaceted. It features  references to both the pop imagery and religious  traditions of her native Japan, as well as elements of  Western culture, often achieving results with a strong  spiritual imprint that highlights the profound connections  among all human beings. 

From the digital images, photographs and installations  featuring her as a manga heroine, to her more recent,  purpose-driven projects aimed at raising awareness  of environmental issues and equality among peoples,  Mariko Mori’s work blends technology with the  rediscovery of humanity’s ancestral roots. 

The Great Light ceiling canvas was created especially for  Palazzo Diedo. 

Courtesy of the artist


Photos by Massimo Pistore

Peace Crystal

2016-2024, Venice

In 2010, contemporary artist Mariko Mori began a  monumental public project to create six site-specific  artworks in unique ecological settings, local  communities and collaborators on each of the Earth’s  habitable continents. Faou Foundation, a non-profit  organization, was formed to realize the project and  promote environmental awareness of the balance  between humanity and nature. Mori’s artworks are  an emblem of gratitude to the diverse ecosystems  and natural resources found across the globe.  Set within the beauty of their pristine surroundings,  they are a prayer for peace and harmony, and a reminder  that every living being exists to revere Earth’s treasures.  Faou wishes to inquire an ethos of “One with Nature.”  Faou’s third installation and Mori’s newest work,  Peace Crystal, will be on view in the Private Garden,  Palazzo Corner Della Ca’ Granda, Venice from  May - October 2024.

Photos by Massimo Pistore

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