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October 2018

Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura

October 12, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St.
New York, NY 10017 United States
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$12

Contemporary artist and provocateur, Yasumasa Morimura, captivates New York with his first major show, Ego Obscura, this fall in New York City. Morimura creates tableaux vivants with himself as the main character in the style of Cindy Sherman—while simultaneously drawing from and reinventing Western popular culture from the Renaissance to contemporary times. As the title of the show implies, Morimura's chameleon-like personas from Leonardo da Vinci to the prostitute in Manet's Olympia, subsume the artist, and blur the boundaries of…

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