The many portraits of an artist as a young, and older, man

Art May 17, 2016

The many portraits of an artist as a young, and older, man

by Matthew Larking

As photographer Yasumasa Morimura has predominantly made his name since 1985 in eccentric self-portraiture involving impersonations of famous people, his current exhibition is conceptually and structurally all autobiography. It is a tale serially told through chapters with a beginning, middle-stage developments and a seemingly ...

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

Art Jul 31, 2014

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

by Masami Ito

Noise. Speed. Words. Images. We live in a digital era, constantly exposed to a massive stream of information, which we believe is vital to our daily lives. Turn on the television and commentators warn us of the threats in the world. Turn on the computer, ...

Portraits of an artist as a young man — and an older one

Art Nov 27, 2013

Portraits of an artist as a young man — and an older one

by C.B. Liddell

Yasumasa Morimura is a weird mixture of curator, artist and simple art lover. Throughout his career he has selected famous portraits and paintings of people and then faithfully recreated them, with the exception of superimposing his own face on the subjects. This is both an ...