Yasumasa Morimara: Ego Obscura

12 October 2018–13 January 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Yasumasa Morimara, Une Moderne Olympia (A Modern Olympia), 2018.

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.

(Image courtesy of the artist and ShugoArts, Tokyo. © Yasumasa Morimura.)

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