Hitoshi Tsukiji “Mother Police City”

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film

poster for Hitoshi Tsukiji “Mother Police City”
[Image: Hitoshi Tsukiji, "Mother Police City", 1983-1984, Polaroid, 11.4 x 8.9 cm © Hitoshi Tsukiji]

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This will be Hitoshi Tsukiji’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will feature approximately 25 works selected from a show held under the same title at the Polaroid Gallery in Tokyo in 1984. Since the mid-1960s, Tsukiji has consistently taken the city as his subject and confronted society with a critical and penetrating perspective. Through his practice, he has reinterpreted and reconstructed the world using the nonverbal medium of photography rather than linguistic expression, which is dependent on thought and emotion. From 1983 to 1984, he produced the “Mother Police City” series, which addressed the transformation, regeneration, construction, and dismantling of the city. The series, which comprised over 60 images, was shot on 4×5 Polaroid film, which was rarely used to create works at the time. Witnessing the scrap-and-build development of the city in the 1980s, prior to the bursting of the so-called bubble economy, Tsukiji explored real life phenomena through photography and captured the contemporary state of the city from a perspective that was influenced by New Topographics.



from January 12, 2019 to March 02, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-01-12 from 18:00 to 20:00


Hitoshi Tsukiji



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