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巡回展「HIKARI」


インドで開催されている巡回展「HIKARI」に、東川賞受賞作家の佐藤時啓氏、北野謙氏、小畑雄嗣氏が参加しております!!

「HIKARI」

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In this exhibition we wanted to explore the notion of ‘Hikari’ (the Japanese word for light) in contemporary photography, and in particular the idea that light can be used as both a tool of illumination and as a cloak - either revealing something we might not normally see, or conversely, covering something up. Within the photographs on display lie deceptions, interventions and the constructions of a culture for whom the concept of light is both a science and a metaphor.

In the photographs of Yuji Obata, light reveals a moment - ephemeral, melting, passing and gone. His work refers to the history of photography, and the aesthetics and landscape of Japan. For Tokihiro Sato light is a deed, an action and an intervention. The photographer himself enters the frame as a presence shown only by light. In Shiho Kito’s photographs we see light as navigation, as embellishment and as a guide through the city - metaphoric and historical, public and private. Kimiko Yoshida’s self portraits are bathed in a blinding light, yet they conceal a truth; the bright studio light disguises the sitter whilst her own identity disappears into the guise of another. Finally, Ken Kitano’s work explores a more tactile relationship between the photographer and light, which he uses to ‘draw’ on the surface of the photographic paper, layering multiple exposures to create his composite portraits.

Whilst Japan is the country of origin for each of the photographers in this exhibition, it is by no means an attempt at a survey of contemporary Japanese photography. Instead, we’ve attempted, very simply, to do two things. First, to try and see if new and interesting readings of the photographs can emerge when seen in the context of a theme (in this case, ‘Hikari’), and secondly, to investigate the ways in which this theme might be unique to the country in question.

This will be the first-ever collective Japanese photography exhibition in India. The exhibition features 5 Japanese photographers under the theme of light (Hikari in Japanese). The show will be toured in 5 major cities in India from 2012 - 13.

Venue & Dates (dates to be confirmed):
Delhi: Gallery Art Motif (Fri 10 - Tue 21 August 2012)
Mumbai: Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (Wed 19 - Tue 25 September 2012)
Kolkata: Seagull Centre for the Arts (Fri 2 - Tue 13 November 2012)
Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design (Fri 14 - Sun 23 December 2012)
Bengaluru: Tasveer Arts (Fri 12 April - Fri 3 May 2013)

Photographers: Ken Kitano / Shiho Kito / Yuji Obata / Tokihiro Sato / Kimiko Yoshida
Curated by: Nathaniel Gaskell & Shiho Kito
Supported by: Japan Foundation

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Mumbai: Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (Wed 19 - Tue 25 September 2012)
   22/26 K. Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400023

Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design (Fri 14 - Sun 23 December 2012)
   Paldi, Ahmedabad, 380007

Kolkata: Seagull Centre for the Arts (Sat 12 - Tue 22 January 2013)
   36C S. P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700025

Bengaluru: Tasveer Arts (Fri 12 April - Fri 3 May 2013)
   Tasveer, Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road, Bangalore 560001

リンク:http://www.tasveerarts.com/exhibitions/hikari-contemporary-photography-from-japan/

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