Lecture by Yasumasa Morimura: My Art, My Story, My Art History
Yasumasa Morimura talks about his œuvre in a one-hour lecture. His photographs are based on masterpieces by famous artists like Édouard Manet, Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh. He also restages selected pictures from historical sources, mass media, and popular culture. By reinventing iconic photographs and masterpieces of art history he challenges traditional views of their subjects and comments on Japan’s complex relationship with the West and its absorption of Western culture.