Yasumasa Morimura "Requiem for Something - Art at the Summit of the Battlefield"

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for Yasumasa Morimura "Requiem for Something - Art at the Summit of the Battlefield"

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Since the 1980s, Yasumasa Morimura has been producing a series of photographic self-portraits that feature himself dressed up as characters from famous paintings, well-known film actresses and so on.

This exhibition showcases his new "Requiem" series in its entirety. These works depict the artist dressed up as a number of famous men from the 20th century. Using his own body as a vessel for the recreation of historical memory, Morimura's self portraits evoke respect and admiration for the public figures, manifestoes and philosophies that shaped the 20th century, offering themselves up as a 21st century requiem to these vanished figures.

[Image: Seafood: Flag at the Summit of the Battlefield (2010)]

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From 2010-03-11 To 2010-05-09

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Amy Fox tablog review

The Man of Many Faces

Yasumasa Morimura's major exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

TABuzz tablog review

TABuzz #11 with アートテラー とに〜

ゲストに今みたい展覧会を聞くシリーズ企画。今回は日本にひとりしかいない?!「アートテラー」に聞きます

TAB_linkr: (2010-03-23)

The Japan Times Online 3/19
by Andrew Maerkle

An interview with the artist Yasumasa Morimura
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20100319a1.html

TAB_linkr: (2010-03-23)

TOKYO ART PATROL online 3/18
by T.Mishima

展覧会を観終わった後、ぼくは森村氏の特質とも言えるユニークな批評性のシャワーを全身に浴びたような、そして前述の混沌としたエネルギーを身体中に充填されたような、奇妙に爽快な気分に襲われた。
http://blog.excite.co.jp/tap/13139952/

TAB_linkr: (2010-03-29)

Museum Cafe Online 3/16

ゴッホやモナリザといった名画の登場人物や女優などに変身してきた森村さんの、さらなる強いメッセージが込められた作品に注目です。
http://www.museum-cafe.com/report/2227.html

cucino: (2010-05-04)

「歴史は繰り返す。一度目は悲劇として、二度目は茶番として」。森村さんが真摯に茶番に取り組んだ、現代的な批評性のある展示。
http://cuccino.blog104.fc2.com/blog-entry-51.html

JINNO: (2010-05-06)

歴史観って、国によっても、教育によっても、した/されたの立場論でも違うんだろうけど、結局自分とどう関与させるかなんだろうな~、とちょっと考えさせられました。http://ameblo.jp/jinjin0116/entry-10525332053.html

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