Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art January 25 – April 12, 2020 In 1989’ Noriaki Kitazawa released his book 眼の神殿: 「美術」受容史ノート / Me no shinden: “bijutsu” juyōshi nōto. Noriaki’s analysis of how the concept and institution of “art” had been imported from the West and then ‘Japanised’ in the late nineteenth century certainly prompted widespread cultural revaluation.…

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Sho o suteyo machi e deyou

End sequence from Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (書を捨てよ町へ出よう Sho o Suteyo Machi e Deyō) is a 1971 Japanese feature-length experimental drama film directed by Shūji Terayama. A metaphor for Japan’s descent into materialism, it follows a young man’s disillusionment with the world around him and his determination to achieve something in…

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