Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976) was a man of many talents — a poet, filmmaker and artist — whose cerebral and witty approach to art often resulted in unusual and amusing works. He used found objects, everyday items, photography and text to create visual puns in collages and installations.
This show focuses on Broodthaers’ films and is divided into five themes: “Relationship between image and text (narrative),” “Translation,” “Reading the archive,” “Fiction and reality” and “Still and moving image.” It includes the work of other artists, such as Cindy Sherman, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dayanita Singh, Ana Torfs and Miwa Yanagi; Sept. 7-Oct. 27.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; 075-761-4111; Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., Sept. 7, Oct. 26, till 8 p.m.). ¥850. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 14), Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 15. www.momak.go.jp