Monday, April 12, 2010


Desire to change, to become someone else, to transform is not new to the world and artists fond of transformation can be found all over the world. In Japan, Cindy Sherman older brother is Yasumasa Morimura whose retrospective runs through April in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Yasumasa Morimura, To My Little Sister: for Cindy Sherman, 1998

For the exhibition Morimura deconstructs famous news images and portraits and reenacts them with himself disguised as the subject(s) bringing them yet again into the light.

Yasumasa Morimura
, A Requiem: Vietnam war 1968 -91, 1991, gelatin silver print

Yasumasa Morimura, A requiem: Laugh at the Dictator, 2008, video

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