Miwa Yanagi : The incredible Tale of the Innocent Old Lady and the Heartless Young Girl

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)

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The centerpiece of the exhibition at the Hara Museum will be the Fairy Tale series which the artist started in 2004, providing an indication of the artist’s most recent development. This series uses as its base tales in which young girls and old women appear, such as the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and the short story Erendira by Gabriel García Márquez. Though similar in certain aspects with the elevator girl series and My Grandmothers series, this new series represents a step in a new direction for the artist. In contrast to the previous series, Fairy Tale consists of black-and-white photographs made in an orthodox way without CG. Here, girls play both young and old roles by means of special effects makeup in strange, closed-off indoor settings that are at the same time internal landscapes from the artist's own psyche, as well as a world of metaphors and symbols that goes beyond Yanagi's own vision in a way that makes these images worthy of the appellation “fairy tale.” By no means are these images mere illustrations of the fairy tales on which they are based; they are the unique creations of the artist Miwa Yanagi which are sure to capture the imagination of all those who view them.
[photo credit : Miya Yanagi, Series of Fairy Tale Gretel, 2004]

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From 2005-08-13 To 2005-11-06

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Miwa Yanagi

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