Aoki Shigeru’s portrait photograph and self-portraits go face-to-face with works by Morimura in which he is disguised as Aoki.
Aoki Shigeru, Self-Portrait, 1903
Morimura Yasumasa, Self-Portrait/Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021
Left: Aoki Shigeru, Self-Portrait, 1903
Right: Morimura Yasumasa, Self-Portrait of Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021
Aoki’s A Gift of the Sea and works related to the sea and myths are displayed. Morimura introduces them with his own interpretations of the works and additional comments.
Left: AOKI Shigeru, Paradise under the Sea, 1907
Upper: AOKI Shigeru, A Gift of the Sea, 1904
Lower: AOKI Shigeru, Seascape, 1904
This section introduces the process through which Morimura created a series of ten works on the theme of A Gift of the Sea through sketches, other materials, and a documentary film.
Upper: MORIMURA Yasumasa, Study for M’s Gift of the Sea (Color Matching01: Creation of an Appearance), 2020
Lower: MORIMURA Yasumasa, Study for M’s Gift of the Sea (Color Matching02: And Then), 2020
A picture-scroll-like world reflecting life from the Meiji period to the twenty-first century expressed as a series of ten works —Variations｜M’s Gift of the Sea: Transforming.
CG image of the site, Hiroshi Yoshino Architects
Screening of a video of the Auto-Mythology that Morimura disguised as Aoki.
MORIMURA Yasumasa, Auto-Mythology (Monologue), (video) 2021