Text by CLOT Magazine
Mori Art Museum opened in 2003 at the top of the central Mori Tower – a place visible throughout Tokyo and devoted to showing the best in contemporary art and architecture. Its aim is to contribute to the development of art, architecture, design and other artistic activities within the broader contexts of culture, history, philosophy and science.
Following these premises, the exhibition Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow aim to encourage us to contemplate cities, environmental issues, human lifestyles and the likely state of human beings as well as human society – all in the imminent future, via cutting-edge developments in science and technology including AI, biotechnology, robotics, and AR (augmented reality), plus art, design, and architecture influenced by all these.
What Is True Affluence, What Is It to Be Human, What Is Life? Are some of the questions that the curators aim to answer. Advances in technologies like AI, blockchain, and biotechnology over the past few years are now starting to impact various aspects of our lives significantly. We as a society need (or have?) to look into the next 20-30 years to imagine scenarios that will spark questions about the nature of being human in an (even more) technological future.
Divided into five sections: New Possibilities of Cities, Toward Neo-Metabolism Architecture, Lifestyle and Design Innovations, Human Augmentation and Its Ethical Issues, and Society and Humans in Transformation the exhibition will showcase over 100 projects/works from artists well known by CLOT Magazine audience like Guy Ben-Ary, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Daan Roosegaarde, and Agi Haines. Other names displayed at the exhibition are Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group, or Memo Akten.
The exhibition is open until March 29, 2020.