Yoshitomo Nara “Sixteen Springs and Sixteen Summers Gone – Take Your Time, It Won’t Be Long Now”

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film

poster for Yoshitomo Nara “Sixteen Springs and Sixteen Summers Gone – Take Your Time, It Won’t Be Long Now”
[Image: Yoshitomo Nara, “SAKHALIN”, 2014, pigment print © Yoshitomo Nara]

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Yoshitomo Nara has been consistently and intuitively shooting photographs since his teens, before he aspired to become an artist. This exhibition, his first with Taka Ishii Gallery, will feature approximately 200 photographs shot between 2014 and 2018. Shooting to simply note and document the value of easily overlooked scenes and lives, Nara has continuously produced photographs without any intent to exhibit them. For him, photography has been a way to record and sharpen his sensibility. The accumulation of those memories and records capture countless moments scattered across the seasons and are closely tied to the artist’s internal dialogues and reflections carried out while he produces artworks. We can trace the artist’s perspective and trajectories in the variety of climates, histories, landscapes, lives, peoples, and types of music captured as pure images in the photographs.

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from July 07, 2018 to August 10, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-07-07 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Yoshitomo Nara

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