West Australians will have the exclusive opportunity to see the work of internationally acclaimed artist Mariko Mori when the Japanese multi-media artist visits the Art Gallery of WA this weekend.
Her works explore the cycle of life through installations, glowing LED sculptures, photographs, drawings and videos and are on display at the gallery until June 29, 2015.
The exhibition travels to Perth as part of the Perth International Arts Festival 2015 Visual Arts Program after showings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Japan Society Gallery in New York.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said a partnership between the Art Gallery of WA and Perth Festival had been able to secure the only Australian viewing of Rebirth.
"Hosting Mariko Mori: Rebirth is a real coup for the State. It presents a great opportunity for Western Australian audiences and visitors to experience the works of an internationally significant and contemporary artist on home soil," Mr Day said.
"The Perth Cultural Centre is currently a hive of activity with the 2015 Fringe World Festival currently under way and Perth Festival opening soon. This show goes a step further to enhancing Perth's already strong cultural vibrancy.
"I am confident audiences will be inspired by this immersive and thoughtful exhibition."
Mariko Mori: Rebirth opens this weekend with a special performance by the artist of her work Oneness. There is an artist talk with Mariko Mori and Art Gallery of WA director Dr Stefano Carboni at 2pm Sunday, February 8.
The free exhibition is on display at the Art Gallery from February 8 to June 29, 2015
Opening night celebration and artist performance, 8-10pm, Saturday, February 7 (ticketed)
Artist talk, 2-3pm, Sunday February 8 at the State Library Theatre (ticketed)
Minister's office - 6552 6200