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Mar. 18, 2013
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Yasumasa Morimura named Artistic director for Yokohama Triennale 2014
The fifth holding of the international contemporary art exhibition Yokohama Triennale 2014 will run for three months from August into November of 2014, this time under the artistic directorship of artists Yasumasa Morimura. The main venues will be the Yokohama Art Museum and the Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall.
Yasumasa Morimura was born in Osaka in 1951 where he continues to live and work. Completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Kyoto City University of Arts. He made his debut in 1985 with self-portrait works based on his personal interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh. He has since produced a number of self-portraits in diligently staged photography and video works, identifying with art-historical images, famous film actresses, and iconic figures from the 20th century. In 1988, Morimura was invited to take part in the Aperto section of the 43rd Venice Biennale, and over the years, he has participated in countless important exhibitions in Japan and abroad.
This is the first time Morimura serves as artistic director for an international art exhibition. He writes that, “…with the outlook of an insecure novice trying to recapture the fading spirit of adventure, I am setting out on this voyage with a fresh preparedness as I head into the unknown of the art world. And this in itself is sure to lead to some worthwhile proposals.” For details about Yokohama Triennale 2014, refer to the website below.
Dates: Early August to early November, 2014
Venues: Yokohama Art Museum and the Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall
Organizers: City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation [NHK], The Asahi Shimbun and the Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale
Artistic director: Yasumasa Morimura
+Yokohama Triennale