Daido Moriyama "Tokyo: Meshed World"

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film

poster for Daido Moriyama "Tokyo: Meshed World"

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When photographs or illustrations are printed in media such as newspapers, magazines and posters, gradation is expressed through extremely small halftone dots (mesh), in what is called the ‘halftone printing process.' The 1970s, when images (photographs, video) began to be reproduced and consumed on a large scale, marked precisely the dawn of this ‘Meshed World.'

This show features 11 exhibition prints from Moriyama's July 1977 exhibition “Tokyo: Meshed World” (Nikon Salon Ginza / Shinjuku / Osaka), as well as one new photograph taken recently in Tokyo. With the publication of the photo book Farewell Photography (Shashinhyoronsha, 1972), Moriyama considered the photographs taken since he turned freelance in 1964, after which he embarked on new experiments, such as holding exhibitions of works that he had previously rejected with a vengeance.

Following “The Tales of Tono” (1974) and “Goshogawara” (1976), which are rife with the particular characteristics of rural landscapes, his third solo show at the Nikon Salon was literally set in Tokyo, focusing upon ‘people.' Moriyama's lens, however, was not trained on flesh and blood, but rather a ‘meshed world' and female mannequins.

[Image: Daido Moriyama, "Tokyo" (2009/2011) lambda print mounted on aluminum 111.6 x 148.9cm]



From 2011-06-04 To 2011-07-02


Daido Moriyama



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