Ichiro Ogata Ono + Yu Ogata “Eclectic Chinese Homes”
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In their quest for the figure of a home brought forth by the clash of different cultures and the threat of nature, the couple have pursued their shooting to the edges of the world: in their Tokyo home, images collected across China, Namibia, Mexico and many other lands keep on proliferating in forms of architecture, interiors and macquettes. The works displayed in this exhibition are a series of photographs taken in Southern China, in farms as much as in the downtown. In every one of these houses built around a hundred years ago, Chinese traditions and American culture fight against each other and, with their abandoned state since the age of Communism, offer a scenery that resembles the set of a movie. In the framework of the gallery space, the photographs are enclosed like a set embedded world, expressing the eternal chain of images that an ever-moving culture bring into people’s everyday lives.