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Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura
In 1988, Morimura re-staged French artist Edouard Manet's controversial masterpiece Olympia (1865). He inserted his own body in place of both Manet's eponymous prostitute and her servant, and he replaced the painting's props with stereotypical tokens of "Japaneseness." In 2018, Morimura embellished further on this work by transforming himself into an oiran (high-class prostitute) and a male suitor in a Western-style stovepipe hat.
This fall, join us for the first NY institutional solo exhibition of one of Japan's most prolific and versatile contemporary artists, Yasumasa Morimura. Ego Obscura highlights Morimura's 30-year-long project of excavating "the self" from layers of art history, Japanese postwar history, and personal history.
In addition to major photographic self-portraits, for which Morimura transformed himself into iconic artistic and pop culture figures, the exhibition will also feature the U.S. premiere of the artist's first full-length video work, Egó Sympósion (2016) and his latest cinematic installation Egó Obscura (2018), in conjunction with a live performance, Morimura’s Nippon Cha Cha Cha!, staged by the artist on the opening weekend.
ドキュメンタリー - Documentary
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