Exhibitions at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Yasumasa Morimura has been acclaimed for his self-portraits in which he re-enacts famous paintings, movies and moments in history. By incarnating himself through the skillful use of makeup and costume, he transcends the time, race and gender of the subject to imbue it with a meta-commentary uniquely his own.
His video work entitled Ego Obscura, together with a lecture performance written and performed by Morimura himself, comprises the centerpieces of an exhibition in which the artist references… more
The museum, a morgue for artworks,
filled with the stench of death where naked beauties gather day by day.
Where all manner of pleasures unfold--wild dancing, wandering, derangement, delight, frenzy, debauchery...
A place of dreams and intoxication where phantom butterfiles dance.
Here a festival begins one early-autumn evening and ends one midwinter morning.
A riotous party, a one-time affair lasting a little more than four months.
An affair not to be missed.
2016 Kishin Shinoyama
The Hara Mu… more
Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection
WILLIAM EGGLESTON: PARIS-KYOTO
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of William Eggleston's work at a Japanese museum. The exhibition focuses on two series of works commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris and shown in their space in Paris for the very first time in 2001 and 2009. The exhibition a… more
Deutsche Bank Collection meets Zaha Hadid
Miwa Yanagi is an internationally active artist who uses photographs, CG and video to create unique work on the theme of women.
Yanagi first attracted attention with her elevator girl series that she began in 1993. Through bold compositing of photographic images, Yanagi created a dazzling world where reality and unreality intersect, peopled by young emotionless women striking poses in beautiful uniforms. Are these images symbolic of an accelerating consumer culture or of women within contempora… more
Sophie Calle an Artists from the Hara Museums Permanent Collection
Since his 1981 debut at the Paris Collection, internationally acclaimed fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto has been creating clothing designs that never fail to attract both praise and criticism. Yamamoto continues to be a rebel. Last year, the year marking the thirtieth anniversary of the Y's company, Yamamoto created a stir in the fashion world by presenting the Yohji Yamamoto collection during the haute couture season¡°Ëand then presenting the Y's show during the pret-a-porter season, effecti… more