High, Red, Central, Action: Center 09, 49.5×74.5cm, gelatin silver print, 2018 ©Yasumasa Morimura, courtesy MEM, Tokyo
High, Red, Central, Action: Center 09, 49.5×74.5cm, gelatin silver print, 2018 ©Yasumasa Morimura, courtesy MEM, Tokyo 

Yasumasa Morimura - High, Red, Central, Action

09/06/2018 - 08/07/2018

MEM 
NADiff A/P/A/R/T 3F, 1-18-4 
Ebisu, Shibuya 
1500013 Tokyo

www.mem-inc.jp   

 
MEM Gallery presents "High, Red, Central, Action" by Yasumasa Morimura.
Yasumasa Morimura (b.1951-, Osaka) exhibited the famous self-portrait as Van Gogh in 1985 in a Kyoto gallery. Since then, Morimura has worked on “Daughter of Art History”, a series of the photo-based work in which Morimura inserts himself in the most known Western and Japanese paintings. Morimura simultaneously released “Actress” series, dealing with the icon of Hollywood movie, and “Requiem” series, dealing with the male icon through the 20th century. He performed these iconic figures, who became symbols in certain cultural, social and political context, against a staged backdrop.
"High, Red, Central, Action" examines works both old and new from Morimura’s oeuvre that have an aspect of physical action at their heart, such as his performances.