Yoshihiko Ueda “68th Street: Memories of Light”
This event has ended.
“68th Street: Memories of Light” is conceived of as the final exhibition bringing to a close the activities of Gallery 916, which opened on February 10, 2012. The name 916 was simply taken from photographer Yoshihiko Ueda’s birthday, September 16. And looking at this exhibition with this association in mind, one can see here and there allusions to American photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and in particular to his “Equivalents” series. The memories of light of the exhibition title are not just memories of the light shining into a small apartment on New York’s 68th Street, but also memories of Stieglitz, who spent his whole life in New York, or in other words of Modernist photography’s first generation. The works by Stieglitz alluded to by the works in this exhibition are those photographed from Shelton Tower and An American Place, and in particular the skyscraper series produced towards the end of his life (in the 1930s) as well as the series that could be called its roots, the “Equivalents” series (the late 1920s). The “little theater of light” Ueda produced by placing a camera on the floor and photographing “the light that reflected off the window glass of the buildings that rose into the sky across the street” references this “grand theater of light” Stieglitz produced by pointing his camera at the “clouds” in the “high sky” that “I couldn’t see from my room” and the huge buildings outside his window.
from April 21, 2018 to May 20, 2018