We will gather together in one place and exhibit diverse types of images such as the photos and movies, graphics, contact prints, photo collections, enormous photos, etc. of leading 20th century photographer William Klein. We will introduce the perspective of Klein who straddles genres to develop freewheeling images of cities and people, as the introduction to this exhibition.
William Klein + TAKCOM
Visual artist TAKCOM will express the cities of New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Rome, and Paris captured by Klein together with a floating sensation and fluidity like a kaleidoscope and a flying carpet. This is combined with just over 200 photos, typography and abstract images, and still photos from movies, to use the entire space of Gallery 1 to present a multi-production.
Sohei Nishino searches for the fundamental meaning of life moving, as he examines the structures that are the cities of the world based on his personal experience obtained through travelling as he walks in the cities. He will visualize his own daily actions and combines photography taken from many perspectives to exhibit detailed, powerful, and large photo collages which reveal maps of the power of imagination of cities, seen from imaginary perspectives in which time and movement intertwine.
A leading photographer in Taiwan, Shen Chao-Liang combines a famous sight of nighttime Taiwan, the lively scenes of a cabaret using a large truck stage, with time-lapse images of the 24 hours from assembly to removal of the truck, to bring to mind the deep chaos of Asia. With the photo installation combining color photography and time-lapse images, he expresses the energy of Taiwanese cabaret and the mobile festival trucks, generating a place of dynamic flow from stillness to motion and from motion to stillness.
Takahiro Mizushima will display more than 100 color photos from his own leading photo collection Long hug town all over the surface of a wall. We will present the expression deeply tied to places and love of Mizushima, who captures with his whole body the city in which he wanders, the noise and bottomless energy on the streets of Tokyo at night.
Naoki Ishikawa + Yasuhiro Morinaga
This is a collaboration unit of photographer Naoki Ishikawa and sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga. In the space of Gallery 2 they will realize a place for organic combinations of photography and sound. With the theme of "the light and voice of the planet," they will use photographic works and field recording sound images to dynamically express the babble of noises in each city in Asia that makes us consider Earth as one planet.
Sachigusa Yasuda presents a dizzying vision of cities by linking together in radial pattern photos of groups of skyscrapers which are looked down on from above in a way that turns the viewing perspective upside-down. She will exhibit a photo installation using digital composite photos that explore city views which invite the viewer to a topographical intoxication piercing the body like needles and thorns.
With the theme of a spiritual cure for humans, Yuki Tawada uses the technique of scraping and burning the surface of photos she took herself to create a distinctive spiritual vision of cities and crowds. Her collection works on the borderline of photograph, painting and sculpture seem to drag out the hidden depths of the human spirit, and emit the magical aura of the period when photography was invented. In this exhibition, she will focus on exhibiting the "White-Out" series for which she manually scratched large ink-jet prints.
Ayano Sudo is known for new self-portraits digitally synthesizing the faces of people of multiple nationalities, fashion portraits that go back and forth between painting and photography, and works in which she photographed herself in the likeness of real girls that went missing. She will exhibit a selection form her own leading photo collection Gespenster and the photo collection Autoscopy.
Kunihiko Katsumata is known for works that symbolize cities with a distinctive and delicate sensibility straddling light and perception, time and space, mechanism and phenomenon, and the internal world and external world. The selection will be from the "Panning of Days" series, "Unknown Fire" series, "Hotel Windows" series, "Skyline" series, etc.
Emerging photographer Park Mina brightly and vividly depicts the heat and breathing of groups wriggling around enormous aquariums in cities, together with the blue power of darkness. She will implement a sound installation using large color photography and the sounds of breathing, the sounds of water flowing, etc.
Satoshi Fujiwara uses elaborate images that recall super-realism to express the unconscious heat and power of people latent in the crannies and on the streets of cities, in order to explore the hidden potential of photographic images. In this exhibition, he will exhibit a selection from "Scanning" series.