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"illusion: Japanese Photography"
2001-08-17 until 2001-09-30
Eleven Japanese photographers shown for the first time in
Sweden. Riksutställningar will open a new exhibition,
illusion, at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Some two hundred
pictures by eleven Japanese photographers will be
presented together for the first time. The exhibition will tour
in Sweden and will also be shown in Finland and Denmark.
All the participating photographers play an important role in
Japanese photography today and each represents his or
her own unique style and period. The title of the exhibition,
illusion, alludes to photography's dual identity as both a
witness to the truth and a deceiver. Several of the artists
have taken the theme of illusion as their starting point in
presenting complete series of their works thus affording us a
more penetrating insight into their art.
illusion contains a number of Shoji Ueda's legendary
pictures from the fifties, Kikuji Kawada's famous series Car
Maniac, works from Nobuyoshi Araki's Flowers and from Miwa
Yanagi's new suite Grandmothers.
The exhibition shows classic photographs such as Michiko
Kon's surrealistic series Fish and Masao Mochizuki's
Television from the seventies. Other major artists include
Yuki Onodera who is represented by her new work Look out
the window, 2000, a suite of portraits of anonymous
buildings. Midori Mitamura shows her installations Invention
and Private Room. The exhibition also offers parts of
Tomohiko Yoshida's poetic nocturne: Chrome Yellow and
Sand of Dune. The young generation's photography is
represented principally by Yurie Nagashima's A Family and
Maki Miyashita's Rooms & Underwear.
illusion has been produced by Riksutställningar, with Ulrika
Sten acting as project manager in collaboration with
Min-Jung Jonsson who conceived and curated the
exhibition. illusion will be shown at Kulturhuset in Stockholm
from 18 August until 30 September 2001.