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Tatsuo MIYAJIMA

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Divided into three chapters, this book contains next to explanatory notes about Miyajima's philosophy and the concepts of his works also recent "quotes" that were carefully picked from tweets and contributions to newspapers and other publications. In addition, it contains numerous drawings that are published for the first time in a book.

Book Size
184 x 124 x 18 mm
Pages
136 Pages
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
ART DIVER
Bilingual
Japanese

Tatsuo MIYAJIMA

宮島達男

Born 1957, Tokyo. Lives and works Ibaraki, Japan.
Three guiding principles represent the foundation of Miyajima’s art, which he outlines as keep changing, connect with everything, and continue forever. ‘A constant is the fact that we are always changing’, he observes. ‘In Western thought, permanency refers to a sense of constancy, without change. In Eastern and Buddhist philosophy, change is natural and consistently happening’. Explaining the importance of connection, he expands: ‘As humans and living beings, we cannot and do not exist independently. We are only able to live within relationships in this world.’ The third principle – expressed through the perpetual cycle of birth, death and regeneration – refers back to the first two, for ‘that is the structure of life and of truth’.

Publications of Tatsuo MIYAJIMA