World renowned international artist Yasumasa Morimura’s fascination with the self-portrait and interest in celebrity, gay and transgendered life, art history, and popular culture align him closely with the work of Andy Warhol. Morimura has described himself as Warhol’s “conceptual son.” His work is a reprisal of iconic images drawn from the history of art and mass media. This, along with literally assuming his own place in these images and issues of originality, reproduction, gender, and race creates what he calls a “beautiful commotion.” This talk is co-presented with by The Warhol Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art's Fall 2013 Lecture Series and is presented in association with the exhibition Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self, on view at The Warhol October 6, 2013 – January 12, 2014. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Japan Foundation.
Please note that this event is NOT at The Andy Warhol Museum, but instead at Carnegie Mellon University's McConomy Auditorium. Please consult the map in the sidebar of this page for directions and more information.
Thursday, October 3 2013 – 5pm
Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium
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