"Hole" Exhibition

Bunkamura Museum of Art

poster for "Hole" Exhibition

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Originally a media for recording events, photography has morphed into an everyday medium indispensable to our daily lives with the advent of digital and cellphone cameras, which reflect individual viewpoints, memories and fleeting moments. This exhibition features contemporary photography by three artists who take a completely different approach to capturing the world.

Norio Kidera has been working as a freelance photographer since 2001, involved mainly in fashion and culture magazines. This March, he published a photo book documenting the work of Swedish ceramicist Lisa Larson. At this exhibition, he is showing work from the Meisje (Dutch for "girl") series. At first glance, these images seem to have come straight out of a fairy-tale country, but they are also imbued with his own distinctive, mature ethos with regard to photography.

Junko Ohara studied photography in California. She uses a pinhole camera to capture nostalgic scenes of daily life and thoughts that enter the deepest recesses of her mind. Paralyzed and faceless girls, ballet shoes that have been taken off, horizons bordered with sunlight. Ohara's long exposures evoke momentary encounters with past, multi-contoured events.

After studying Japanese painting at a Joshibi University of Art and Design, Miwa Nishimura moved to Spain to study painting, after which she shifted to photography. She is currently based in France and exhibits internationally. This exhibition showcases works from her Around The World series. These stories that unfold through the female form is Nishimura's attempt to give concrete form to the fluctuations in the "reality" we face. A small alter ego of the artist has been scattered onto these pictorial surfaces - a loaded fictional world that is sometimes closer to painting.

[Image: Norio Kidera, "Untitled," C-print, 75x100cm]



From 2009-06-13 To 2009-06-19 at 17:00



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