Image-in-Focus: Roland Augustine
16 Dec 2018
Cost of entry
Free with gallery admission
- 333 East 47th St
- New York
- United States
- M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42
- 4,5,6,7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E, M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.
Throughout his prolific, thirty-plus-year career probing constructs of identity—gender, sexual, racial, and national—Yasumasa Morimura has created a body of striking, multilayered art that cuts to the core of who we think we are. His witty self-transformations into iconic figures from art history and pop culture critique the “self” as an empty vessel, only to be filled by larger social forces in an increasingly globalized world. Join us for an insider’s perspective on Morimura’s complex body of work with gallerist Roland Augustine, whose friendship and professional affiliation with the artist has spanned four decades. See what the buzz around the exhibition Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura is all about with Japan Society’s final Image-in-Focus gallery talk of the fall season. The talk will be 25 minutes and is free with gallery admission.