Morimura Yasumasa - My Self-Portraits as a Theater of Labyrinths
|Publisher||Torch Press / Fumi Ishino|
In Yasumasa Morimura’s expression, the self is deconstructed by taking the place of others. By creating self-portraits of himself as protagonists from art masterpieces, notable historical figures, and film actresses, he visualises the multiplicity of individual identities that include gender and race, as well as the intersection of personal and world history. It is an overwhelming affirmation of the multiple selves that a person can assume in their lives. Appearing on the occasion of an extensive exhibition focusing mainly on Morimura’s Polaroid photographs taken since 1986, which have rarely been shown in public, the volume features the entirety of the more than 800 photographs on display.
|272 p, ills colour, 23 x 31 cm, pb, Japanese/English|
Torch Press / Fumi Ishino