YASUMASA MORIMURA: Artist Talk & Screening

As part of the VIENNA ART WEEK  2016
Artist’s Talk: My art, my story, my art history
15 November 2016, 7 p.m.
Stadtraum Vienna

In an hour-long lecture Yasumasa Morimura gives an insight into his work. Morimura based his photographs on formative paintings by e.g., Édouard Manet, Frida Kahlo or Vincent van Gogh and uses selected images from historical materials, mass media and popular culture for his work. His reinvention of iconic photographs and masterpieces of art history not only challenges the traditional view of these issues and the views of the beholder, but also comments on the complex relationship of Japan with respect to the integration and interpretation of Western culture.

Screening: Yasumasa Morimura – Film Selection
15.11.2016 at 20:30 Top Kino

Tokyo/New York 2016, Japanese with English subtitles and German introduction words, 83’52”

The film developed in cooperation with Luhring Augustine Gallery, NYC shows a synopsis of the video works by the Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura. It is a compilation of eight short films with introductions, selected by the artist. Alongside with Morimura’s recent works like „Gift of Sea: Raising a Flag on the Summit of the Battlefield”, three films from the renowned “A Requiem”-series will be on show. The film also contains rarely screened early works, like Morimura’s first film “Cometman” (1990) or “Me, holding a gun, for Andy Warhol made in 1998.

Top Kino
Rahlgasse 1  1060 Vienna  Austria
Free entrance.

Film Stills © Yasumasa Morimura; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York