NEW JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY
22–25 January 2015 @ DOOMED GALLERY
Thursday 18:00–21:00 (with a party after) Friday 16:00–20:00
Saturday – Sunday 12:00–20:00
22–25 January 2015
DOOMED GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition by emerging Japanese photographers curated by SPACE CADET and STAY ALONE, two notable independent organisations in the contemporary photography scene in Japan.
Since the 60s, Japanese photography in the west is often associated with the Provoke movement and other post-war photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama. Whilst these photographers have had a great influence on many, they can overshadow contemporary photographers and artists in Japan today. The aim of this show is to renew the impression of Japanese photography, hopefully proving that the Japanese photography scene is just as vibrant with ideas now than it was in the past.
“New Japanese Photography” brings together works by various fresh and upcoming photographers from Japan with a showcase of photobooks and installations by selected artists. In addition, a slideshow will present work from nearly 100 different Japanese photographers throughout the show.
There will be a book signing by Naohiro Utagawa and Yukihito Kono on the opening night on the 22nd January, 7:00 pm at the gallery. Also limited edition print sets and books will be available at the gallery during the show.
SPACE CADET is an online gallery curated by Masayoshi Suzuki. The site was launched in 2011 with the purpose of introducing new Japanese photography to the rest of the world. Showcasing a variety of contemporary photography from their gallery.
STAY ALONE was launched in 2013 by Japanese photographers Suguru RYUZAKI and Yukihito Kono as a platform and publishing house for independent artists. The concept behind each issue is one of self containment, with each issue being autonomous and purely edited by the artists featured within it. Working on a rolling basis, each artist then selects who will be in the subsequent issue. Creating something truly original and organic free from external constraints.
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