Nobuyoshi Araki "Hana Kinbaku"

Taka Ishii Gallery

poster for Nobuyoshi Araki "Hana Kinbaku"

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Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to announce our twelfth solo exhibition with Nobuyoshi Araki, "Hana Kinbaku", showcasing work in which two positives are printed simultaneously as one photograph - the first attempt for Araki. Approximately 100 photographs from the series will be exhibited.

According to Araki, he seems to be "always thinking about Eros (sex/ life) and Thanatos (death)". As such, Araki’s work always embraces Eros and Thanatos as inextricably linked elements. For this exhibition, Araki photographed Kinbaku (bondage) to express Eros, and Hana (flowers) for Thanatos, allowing them to coexist in the prints, conjoining them in a way that he had never tried before.

-Opening Reception
Date & Time: May 25th (Sun) 16:00-17:30

[Image: "Hana Kinbaku" (2008) C-print]



From 2008-05-25 To 2008-06-21


Nobuyoshi Araki



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