We are co-sponsoring the Hara Museum of Art’s “Yasumasa Morimura” Exhibition.

We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of “Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura Tokyo 2020: Wandering Japan’s I”, which will be held at the Hara Museum of Art in Shinagawa, Tokyo from January 25 (Sat.) to April 12 (Sun.), 2020. “Yasumasa Morimura” Exhibition is a solo exhibition displaying Yasumasa Morimura’s early and recent works.

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Event Information

Title: “Morimura Yasumasa: Ego Obscura Tokyo 2020: Wandering Nippon no I
(European text Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura, Tokyo 2020)

Organized byHara Museum of Art
Supported byregist ART
CooperationAll offices. Chishima Saturday Co.
DatesJanuary 25, 2020, Saturday – April 12, 2020
Address4-7-25 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0001 Tel 03-3445-0651
Opening daysMondays (or the following day if it’s a national holiday)
Opening hours11:00am-5:00pm (until 8:00pm on Thursdays / Access until 30 minutes before closing time)
Entrance fees1,100 yen for adults, 700 yen for adults, 500 yen for children at elementary and junior high schools, and 550 yen for 70 years old and older / Free for Hara Museum members, free admission to junior and senior high schools on weekends during the school year / 100 yen discount for groups of 20 or more.
Access15 minute walk from the air vent of the JR Shinagawa Station at Entrance Gate 15 / 5 minute taxi ride / 3 minute walk from Goten Stop on the Toei Bus (Anti-96 Routes) / 8 minute walk from Kita-Shinagawa Station (Keikyu Line)
Number of worksabout 20

Artist Profile

Yasumasa Morimura
Born in 1951 in Osaka City, Japan. He lives and works in the city of Osaka. Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Art and Design with a M.F.A.
1985: Self-portrait in the form of Van Gogh’s auto-portrait. Since then, he has continued to create works on the theme of “self-portrait works” until now.
In 1988, he was selected for the Venice Biennale / Aperto 88, and has since exhibited in Japan and abroad. In addition to taking the subjects from Van Gogh, Velázquez, Goya, Vermeer, and Frida Kahlo, the Atextextex took the subjects from the Atextual paintings of Van Gogh, Velázquez, Goya, Vermeer, and Frida Kahlo, as well as from pop culture such as movies and the press photography seen in the Requiem series. Solo exhibitions include Yasumasa Morimura: Illness for Beauty: Me as a sovereign sovereign, Yokohama Museum of Art (1996); Yasumasa Morimura: Me as a Painter, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (1998); Frida in Me: Self-Portrait by Yasumasa Morimura, Hara Museum of Art (2001); Yasumasa Morimura: Requiem for something, Art at the Top of the Battlefield (2010); Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self, Andy Warhol Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013); Yasumasa Morimura: The History of the Self-Portrait: When “I” and “I” Meet (2016); Yasumasa Morimura: The History of the Self-Portrait, Kunibetsu Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow (2017); Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura, Japan Society, New York (2018).
He was the artistic director of the Yokohama Triennale 2014.
2018 Lecture Performance “Yasumasa Morimura: Japan, Cha-cha-cha! to be presented at Messes de Pompidou, Libra Hall (Tokyo) and the Japan Society (New York). In 2018, “Morimura @ Museum” opens in Kita-Kagaya, Osaka.
2019 A new book, “Whereabouts of the Self-Image” is published.
Ministry of Education and Culture Award (2007), Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award (2011), 52nd Annual Art Award and Japan Photo Society Award (2011). In the fall of the same year, he was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon. Recent works include “Yasumasa Morimura,” “Maneuvre Art History,” “Requiem for Nakomo,” “Thinking about the 20th Century,” and “Art, Respond,” among others.

About the Hara Museum

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is a private contemporary art museum founded by Toshio Hara in 1979. The Alcansier Art Foundation is the mother organization of the Alcansier Foundation, which continues to promote international exchange through contemporary art, revitalize contemporary art, and support artists. The Hara Museum of Art, located in a quiet residential area in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, takes advantage of its distinctive architectural space to exhibit contemporary art and is highly regarded by art professionals in Japan and abroad.

Inquiries regarding this matter.

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TEL: 03-5766-1335 (Art-iT Office)