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The MCA’s Tatsuo Miyajima Exhibition Is Worth The Trip To Sydney

The MCA’s Tatsuo Miyajima Exhibition Is Worth The Trip To Sydney

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s first major exhibition in the southern hemisphere has just opened in Sydney, and it looks absolutely unreal. Time for your next trip?

Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is hosting Miyajima’s technologically-driven sculptures and installations as part of its Sydney International Art Series. The exhibition, called Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything, works with the concepts of lights, darkness and counting to reflect on the importance of time and the human cycles of life, death and renewal.

Tatsuo Miyajima exhibition: Portraits of Tatsuo Miyajima, exhibition installation & conference images at the MCA on November 2nd, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Anna Kucera)

A highlight of the exhibition is the room-scale installation called Mega Death, which is made up of blinking blue LEDs, each of which represents a human life, in a memorial to the mass loss of lives during the Second World War in places like Hiroshima and Auschwitz.

As well as the main gallery exhibition, there’s a free interactive Tatsuo Miyajima family space that’s open to all ages and dining experiences in the MCA cafe inspired by the artist, a pop up Cherry Blossom Bar and mindfulness workshops run by The School of Life, inspired by Miyajima’s practice.


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The immersive exhibition is open until March 5, 2017, with tickets available from the MCA site. There are also accommodation packages available at the QT Sydney.

(All images:Anna Kucera/MCA)

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