Evening #9 - Yasumasa Morimura, Nippon Cha Cha Cha, (Lecture Cinéma)

Live events and performancesEvening #9 - Yasumasa Morimura, Nippon Cha Cha Cha, (Lecture Cinéma)

Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 4pm

Locations : Studio
Category : Live events and performances
Discipline : Performance
Public price : Free entrance with presentation of an exhibition's ticket of the day
Public : All ages
Duration : 75'
Author : Yasumasa Morimura

In this new show combining performance and video, Yasumasa Morimura offers a vision which is a mixture of his own personal story, the history of Japan and the history of art in Japan after the Second World War. Through a choice of figures from modern history, he questions the variety of interpretations arising from the idea of the ‘self’ which he has developed in his work since the start of his career.

Yasumasa Morimura works as a conceptual photographer and has been making films for more than three decades. He has become one of the most important figures producing “staged photography”. Using accessories, costumes, make-up and digital manipulation, he has transformed himself into subjects from Western art as an examination of the cultural canons. By reinventing the iconic figures from the history of art, he challenges not only the traditional male viewpoints, but also commentates on the assimilation of Western culture in Japan.


Creation - Première

Rendering, concept, scenario: Yasumasa Morimura
Staging: Satoshi Ago
Director of photography: Hikaru Fuji
Produced by: Theater Commons Tokyo and Yoshiko Isshiki
Office Co-produced by: Centre Pompidou-Metz, The Japan Society New York
With the support of: Shiseido Group ; Yamaha


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【予告映像】森村泰昌「芸術家Mの『にっぽん、チャチャチャ!』」シアターコモンズ'18 from Theater Commons Tokyo on Vimeo.