We show a photo series “Yoko: from Window” which were taken in 1973 by Masahisa Fukase for a curated show named as “Another Language: 8 Japanese Photographers” at The Rencontres d’Arles in this summer.
The 17 photos are shown Yoko, an ex-wife of Fukase, was going to work every morning. Fukase took her from a window of their room on 4th floor. The show is curated by Simon Baker, curator of photography and international art, Tate Modern.
Eight Japanese Photographers
This exhibition is comprised of over 200 prints, both vintage and contemporary, which, for the most part, have never previously been seen in Europe. There are new and unseen bodies of work by some of the best-known practitioners, like Hosoe and Moriyama; key works by lesser-known but equally important historic figures like Fukase, Inose, Naito and Suda. From precise formal compositions, to landscapes, street photography, and theatrical performance, from the 1960s to the present day, Another Language offers a new perspective on photography in Japan, from the known to the unknown, the classic to the avant-garde.
Exhibition curator : Simon Baker
Exposition produced in collaboration with Akio Nagasawa (Tokyo), Jean-Kenta Gauthier (Paris), G/P (Tokyo) galleries and Masahisa Fukase Archives(Tokyo) and produced by the Rencontres d’Arles. With support from amanasalto & IMA, the Japan Foundation and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Publication: ‘Another Language. Eight Japanese Photographers’, IMA, 2015 (trilingual edition). Exhibition venue: église Sainte-Anne.