Yasumasa Morimura. Ego Obscura at Japan Society

Art, Art 2018, Japan, Museum, show and exhibition

Japan Society is having a show, Yasumasa Morimura. Ego Obscura.

Yasumasa Morimura is one of my favorite artists. I haven’t heard about him for a while so I was very happy to see his work again. As you see, his works are funny and witty. He transformed his body to greatest artists and beyond. He could be anybody.  

One of Japan’s most prolific and versatile contemporary artists, Yasumasa Morimura. Ego Obscura highlights Morimura’s 30-year-long project of excavating “the self” from layers of art history, Japanese postwar history, and personal history.

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams at MoMA

African art, Art 2018, MoMA

 

MoMA had an exhibition, Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams. I went to the museum to see other show but I went to a wrong floor and found this show. I was very lucky. I really got inspirational energy from Kingelez’s art work and his interview.

Based in then-Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), following its independence from Belgium, Kingelez made sculptures of imagined buildings and cities that reflected dreams for his country, his continent, and the world. Kingelez’s “extreme maquettes” offer fantastic, utopian models for a more harmonious society of the future.