Exhibition Title: l’incurable égoïste (The Incurable Egoist)
as one of the main program of The Rencontres d’Arles 2017
Venue: PALAIS DE L’ARCHEVÊCHÉ, Arles, France
Period: 3 July – 24 September 2017
Exhibited series and materials:
A Game, Self Portrait ’92, Ravens, Ravens: Noctambulant Flight,
Sasuke, Homo Ludence, Ravens ’92, Private Scenes, Hibi, Bukubuku, Berobero, Magazines, videos
Curated by Simon Baker and Tomo Kosuga
Fukase: l’incurabl égoïste is the first retrospective of Masahisa Fukase to take place in Europe, allowing much previously unseen material to leave Japan for the first time. Fukase is widely regarded as one of the most radical and influential photographers of his generation. This presentation considers all aspects of Fukase’s practice from the 1960s onwards, drawing on vintage prints, graphic work, as well as archival magazines and publications, to show the extent of the artist’s working life. Dealing with issues of family, love, friendship, loneliness, mortality and death, activated photographically through performance, self-portraiture, play and comedy, the exhibition establishes Fukase as one of the most innovative and original Japanese artists of the post-war period.
With support from the Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, the Masahisa Fukase Archives, Tokyo, and the Japan Foundation.