TATSUO MIYAJIMA (1957, Japan)

Since the 1980s, Tatsuo Miyajima makes works that address time. Time is important for Miyajima to discuss what he calls ‘The Life’, a total of life and death, which is ongoing and concerns nature—humans, animals, stones. These aspects of ‘The Life’ are visible in Miyajima’s three central concepts: 1. Keep changing; 2. Continue forever; 3. Connect with everything. Also important to him is the concept ‘Art in You’, holding the viewer a mirror and inviting him to contemplate about ‘The Life’. 


Exhibitions:
2011    "Personal Structures", 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2010    "Personal Structures Time-Space-Existence", Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria.

Publications:
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn, The Life Through Time and Space: A Conversation with Tatsuo Miyajima. In: Sculpture Magazine, June 2013, Vol. 32 No 5, USA
• PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2011
• De Jongh, Karlyn, Time in the Art of Roman Opalka, Tatsuo Miyajima and Rene Rietmeyer. In: Kronoscope: Journal for the Research of Time 10, Canada, 2010
• De Jongh, Karlyn, Pile Up Life. Tatsuo Miyajima at Lisson Gallery. In: Art of England 66, UK, February 2010
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009