Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

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Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

Postby biggerry on Wed May 11, 2011 8:14 pm

looks very interesting!


This exhibition brings together four seminal series by Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography. Taken over five decades, The butterfly dream 1960-2005, Kamaitachi 1965-68 and Ukiyo-e projections 2002-03 are driven by Hosoe’s longstanding fascination for the revolutionary dance movement butoh and for its charismatic founders, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Together these series epitomise his unique style, which combines photography with elements of theatre, dance, film and traditional Japanese art. Using the latest digital technology, Hosoe prints his photographs on washi paper, mounting them in the traditional Japanese manner as scrolls and folding screens, thereby suggesting a new way of ‘reading’ his series as a continuous narrative. Hosoe’s interest in examining the beauty and strength of the human body is best seen in his acclaimed series of extremely abstract nudes, Embrace 1969-70. The models are butoh dancers associated with Hijikata.

The exhibition Eikoh Hosoe: theatre of memory is realised in collaboration with Studio Equis, France.


http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/eikoh-hosoe/

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Re: Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

Postby surenj on Thu May 12, 2011 1:22 am

When are you keen to visit?
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Re: Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

Postby Mr Darcy on Thu May 12, 2011 9:18 am

Starts today. Ends 12 August. So CLosed Christmas Day & Good Friday is irrelevant (to this exhibition :wink: )
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Re: Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

Postby biggerry on Thu May 12, 2011 10:58 am

surenj wrote:When are you keen to visit?


maybe this weekend, prolly do a sunrise then head over there, depending on how I feel.
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Re: Eikoh Hosoe - theatre of memory

Postby biggerry on Wed May 18, 2011 11:05 pm

Definitely recommended! very thought provoking and certainly controversial for the time period when alot of the images were taken, especially in such a conservative nation such as Japan.

This ones free too btw.

While your there check out the Archibald exhibition, not a bad look...almost worth the 10 bucks :wink:
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