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Join our popular monthly mixer for arts and culture enthusiasts. Enjoy a complimentary viewing of the Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura exhibition, followed by live music, sake tastings, and a rotating selection of pop-up Japanese food vendors.

About Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura:

This fall, join us for the first NY institutional solo exhibition of one of Japan's most prolific and versatile contemporary artists, Yasumasa Morimura. Ego Obscura highlights Morimura's 30-year-long project of excavating "the self" from layers of art history, Japanese postwar history, and personal history.

In addition to major photographic self-portraits, for which Morimura transformed himself into iconic artistic and pop culture figures, the exhibition will also feature the U.S. premiere of the artist's first full-length video work, Egó Sympósion (2016) and his latest cinematic installation Egó Obscura (2018), in conjunction with a live performance, Morimura’s Nippon Cha Cha Cha!, staged by the artist on the opening weekend.

About Kento Iwasaki:

Kento Iwasaki is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays the Japanese koto, shamisen and keyboards in rock, jazz, hip-hop, dance, electronic, orchestra, and opera performances, and plays solo with electronics and guitar pedals. This coming fall, Kento is going on tour in the U.K. with the progressive rock band Edensong.

Must be 21+ to drink alcohol.

Photo by © Daphne Youree

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