Morimura Yasumasa—Portrait (Futago)

  title={Morimura Yasumasa—Portrait (Futago)},
  author={Kasahara Michiko and Lena Fritsch},
  journal={Art in Translation},
  pages={499 - 512}
Abstract Works by the Japanese artist Morimura Yasumasa have the potential to make the viewer smile. In the 1988–90 self-portrait, Portrait (Futago [Twins]), which appropriates Manet’s Olympia (1863), Morimura is disguised as a Western female prostitute, thereby reversing the relationship of looking versus being looked at, and overturning racial standards and the premise of heterosexuality that underlie Manet’s work. The inversion of values relating to the politics of the gaze, sexuality, race… Expand


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Bijutsu no kaibō gaku kō gi
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