Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection×Morimura Yasumasa M’s Gift of the Sea: Auto-Mythology

Composition of the Exhibition

  • Intro

    Gazing at 'Me.'

    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

    Aoki Shigeru, Self-Portrait, 1903

    Morimura Yasumasa, Self-Portrait of Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021

    Morimura Yasumasa, Self-Portrait/Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021

    Left: Aoki Shigeru, Self-Portrait, 1903
    Right: Morimura Yasumasa, Self-Portrait of Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021

  • Part 1

    Appreciating A Gift of the Sea

    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.

    AOKI Shigeru, Paradise under the Sea, 19074
    Center: AOKI Shigeru, A Gift of the Sea, 1904 AOKI Shigeru, Seascape, 1904

    Left: AOKI Shigeru, Paradise under the Sea, 1907 
    Upper: AOKI Shigeru, A Gift of the Sea, 1904 
    Lower: AOKI Shigeru, Seascape, 1904

  • Part 2

    Researching A Gift of the Sea

    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.

    MORIMURA Yasumasa, Study for M’s Gift of the Sea (Color Matching01: Creation of an Appearance), 2020 MORIMURA Yasumasa, Study for M’s Gift of the Sea (Color Matching02: And Then), 2020

    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

  • Part 3

    Variationes | M's Gift of the Sea:Transforming

    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

    CG image of the site, Hiroshi Yoshino Architects

  • Part 4

    Auto-Mythology

    Screening of a video of the Auto-Mythology that Morimura disguised as Aoki.

    MORIMURA Yasumasa,Auto-Mythology (Monologue)</i>,  (video) 2021

    MORIMURA Yasumasa, Auto-Mythology (Monologue), (video) 2021