In 1961 Masahisa Fukase’s first solo exhibition Kill the Pig was held in Tokyo. The exhibition consisted of two series of photographs: one titled ‘Kill the Pig’ and another series titled ‘Naked’.
Following the survey monograph, this publication is dedicated to Masahisa Fukase’s emblematic series on his two cats: Sasuke and Momoe, combining unpublished and iconic images.
The English word “visionary” can be used as an adjective, meaning “hallucinatory,” “dreamlike,” or “possessed of vision or foresight,” or as a noun describing a person: “one who sees visions,” “a dreamer,” or “one with the gift of foresight and imagination.”
Group exhibition. Exhibited at Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China. Travelled to Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre and Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, China.
Group exhibition. Exhibited at Barbican Centre, London, England
Sasuke are incorporated into the T-shirt. This project is an attempt to revive Fukase’s work by putting it on T-shirts.
Exhibition for book launch. Exhibited at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo viewing room, Tokyo, Japan
Portfolio. Benrido has made the first-ever edition prints from Masahisa Fukase’s series “Color Approach”.
Photo book. The series “Family” (Kazoku) begins with a photograph of the family studio and the following 31 images are family portraits made in the studio in chronological order.
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at 10 Corso Como by The Fondazione Sozzani, Milan, Italy
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at FUJIFILM SQUARE, Tokyo, Japan
Portfolio. Benrido has made the first ever edition prints from Fukase’s Raven Scenes. The works include 8 images which have been printed in a limited edition of 5 prints each.
First retrospective book. This monograph brings together for the very first time all of his artistic work presented over 26 series.
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Portfolio set. This portfolio accompanies the release of Masahisa Fukase’s monograph published by Éditions Xavier Barral. This includes five collotype prints produced by Benrido on Torinoko Washi paper.
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at Kondaya Genbei (Kyotographie), Kyoto, Japan
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at PALAIS DE L’ARCHEVÊCHÉ, Arles, France
Photo book. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido serve as the backdrop for his profoundly dark and impressionistic photographs of ominous flocks of crows. The work has been interpreted as an ominous allegory for postwar Japan.
Photo book. Each of the black and white images painstakingly attend to the road’s surface – the worn road-markings, the fading lines and arrows eroded by the city’s innumerable inhabitants, a web of fissures in the asphalt.
Group exhibition. This exhibition explores the relationship between the two forms, looking at how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.
Group Exhibition. This exhibition is comprised of over 200 prints, both vintage and contemporary, which, for the most part, have never previously been seen in Europe.
Retrospective exhibition. Exhibited at Diesel Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan