Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Exhibition Dates: May 23 - July 12, 2013
Opening reception and book launch for Circulation: Date, Place, Events
Thursday, May 23
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Using the Seventh Paris Biennale as inspiration, Yossi Milo Gallery will present the work of Japanese artist Takuma Nakahira for the first time in the United States. Nakahira is a writer, critic, political activist, and photographer. Nakahira's project Circulation: Date, Place, Events frist exhibited in 1971 at the Seventh Paris Biennale and evolved over seven days of shooting. Each day the summ of the previous day's work was displayed without edit or omission. The nearly 100 images accumulated daily and were random glimpses of mundane subjects, views, or activities in Paris, including strangers' faces, produce stands, subway platforms, street posters, and even his breakfast setting. The resulting project presented a limited reality dictated by the guidelines of "date," "place" and "events." The images accumulated on surfaces and extended onto the floor. Nakahira's work broke with traditional visual culture in Japan. The looseness to the work, the blurry, gritty qualities of his black and white prints were in contradiction with the social realistic approach that Japanese artists had taken throughout history. Nakahira argued that it was the artist's role to creata a "new form of thought," and for him snapping pieces of reality that were only seemingly banal was his means of achieving this goal (Yossi Milo Press). Circulation: Date, Place, Events became the point of origin for what developed into Nakahira's photographic methodology.
This exhibition will include a selection of approximately 75 gelatin silver prints produced from the original 35mm black-and-white negatives.
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