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Eikoh Hosoe
"Genesis: Portraits of Artists in their Formative Years"



28th October - 18th November 2017






 Exhibition Title
      "Genesis: Portraits of Artists in their Formative Years"

 Artist
      Eikoh Hosoe

 Period/Hours
      28th October - 18th November 2017
      Hours: 12:00-19:00
      Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

 Venue 
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0047
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com
      www.yodgallery.com

 Reception
      28th October 18:00 - at YOD Gallery

 Contact
      YOD Gallery
      4-9-15, Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-004
      T/F +81(0)6 6364 0775 E-mail info@yodgallery.com



 Exhibition Outline

    YOD Gallery is delighted to present “Genesis: Portraits of Artists in their Formative Years,” the second solo exhibition of Eikoh Hosoe since 2014. Photography, for Hosoe, has been ‘the art of relation between a photographer and a subject’. In producing a collaborative work entitled Barakei (‘Ordeal by Roses’, published in 1963) with the radical novelist Yukio Mishima, Hosoe has developed a procedure of what he calls ‘subjective documentary’ by exploring the essence of subjects through an intuitive eye.

    Constituting the basis of this exhibition is Hosoe’s latest published collection, ‘Genesis: Portraits of Artists in their Formative Years’ (2012), which is largely a compilation of portraits by Hosoe between 1967 and 1975. Artists interpreted in Hosoe’s works, including the writer Tatsuhiko Shibusawa and the Butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata, are today renowned for performing leading roles in various fields, ranging from the literary world to performance arts in Japan.

    Based on a survey for visitors of “Barakei: Ordeal by Roses” exhibition in 2014, this exhibition features eleven works showing artists including Taro Okamoto, Sawako Goda, Shuji Terayama, Tadanori Yokoo, Yoshiharu Tsuge, Simon Yotsuya, Kazuo Ohno, Min Tanaka, and Tamasaburo Bando, with a significant addition of large-sized photographic portrait of Yayoi Kusama that was specially produced for this exhibition.

    “Genesis: Portraits of Artists in their Formative Years” presents vivid imprints of artists who Hosoe had faced as a young aspiring photographer.


 Eikoh Hosoe Biography

1933 Born in Yonezawa, Yamagata
1954 Graduated Tokyo College of Photography

During his time at the Tokyo College of Photography, Hosoe was exposed to the spirit of avant-gardism by Ei-Q who was the founder of Demokrato Artist Association. In 1959 ― a momentous year of transition in Japanese postwar photography ― Hosoe established a photographers’ group called ‘VIVO’ (Esperanto: ‘Life’) with Shomei Tomatsu, Ikko Narahara and others. The group advocated new alternatives to the postwar realism movement by pursuing increasingly subjective and artistic expressions in the seemingly ‘objective’ medium. Hosoe has been recognised as a leading photographer of post-1950s Japan.



*Images from top
"Tamasaburo Bando ", 1971
11 x 14 in
Gelatin Silver Print

"Tadanori Yokoo", 1970
11 x 14 in
Gelatin Silver Print

"Shady", 1967
11 x 14 in
Gelatin Silver Print


 
 


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