荒木经惟 Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki, born in Tokyo 1940, is one of Japan’s foremost contemporary and one of the world’s most controversial photographers. His work has drawn worldwide attention notably for its erotic content, which blurs the lines between art and photography.

He studied photography at Chiba University, before moving on to work at advertising agency Dentsu; here he met and married Yōko Araki. During their married life Araki took abundant images of his wife before she died in 1990; he published Sentimental Journey, 1971 – photographs taken while on their honeymoon, and Winter Journey, 1991 – images taken during her last days, amongst others.

Araki is part of a generation of artists who emerged in the 1960s as Japan was recovering from the Second World War. The extreme growth, urbanisation and overt commercialism influenced him, and can be seen throughout his work, for example karaoke bars, Japanese toys and busy cityscapes often feature. He likewise often reflects Japanese traditions, in both historical and stylised references; his Kinbaku series examines the art of bondage, also seen in 67 Shooting Back.

Known for his diary-like documentation of everyday life, he has gone on to publish hundreds of books, create films, and in recent years photograph musicians Lady Gaga and Bjork.

As one of the most prolific artists worldwide, his photography has been exhibited internationally in both individual and group exhibitions, with works residing in many significant public and private collections including the Tate Modern and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

森山大道 Daido Moriyama

1938年生于日本大阪,年轻时曾担任岩宫武二与细江英公的助理,1964年起成为自由摄影师。出版摄影书《日本剧场写真贴》(1968),《告别摄影》(1972),《狩人》(1972),《光与影》(1982)等;曾在旧金山当代艺术博物馆(1999)、卡地亚基金会(2003)、东京写真美术馆(2008)、大阪国立国际美术馆(2011)、泰特现代美术馆(2012)、冲绳县立博物馆·美术馆(2014)等多国美术馆举办个展。2015年夏于三影堂+3画廊举办《太宰:森山大道》摄影展。

Born in 1938, Osaka. After working as an assistant of Takeji Iwamiya and Eiko Hosoe, became a freelance photographer since 1964. Photobooks, ‘Japan, A Photo Theater’ (1968), ‘Farewell Photography’ (1972), ‘Hunter’(1972), ‘Light & Shadow’ (1982). Solo exhibitions at SFMoMA (1999), Fondation Cartie r(2003), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2008), The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2011), Tate Modern(2012), Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum (2014) etc. Summer 2015 marked his solo exhibition Dazai: Daido Moriyama at Three Shadows +3 Gallery, Beijing.

Encounter the East 与东方相遇

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Encounter the East is a discussion of the Asian sphere amongst regional and cultural changes. It contemplates the displacement and reorientation of the cultural axis, reflecting upon the “orientalization” of individual and aesthetic expression in the wake of the fusion of eastern and western cultures. Encounter the East is a meeting in the present tense, and moreover a means by which to experience this simultaneously strange and yet familiar regional culture.
与东方相遇,是在讨论东方世界,在地缘和文化上的变化,思考文化轴心之转向与偏移,思考东西方文化融合之后的东方性,及其表述方式和个人之审美。与东方相遇,是一个现在时态上的遭遇,并从中体会这个熟悉又陌生的文化地缘。