Silkscreens of Daido Moriyama
Duration: November 15th, 2015 - February 16th, 2016
Open Time: 9:30-17:30 (Closed on Mondays)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 4F, Three Shadows Xiamen Photography
(301, 476 Xinglinwan Road, Jimei District, Xiamen, Fujian, China)
Presented by Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation
Project Manager: Xu Zhang
Guest Curator: Akio Nagasawa (Akio Nagasawa Gallery, Daido
Moriyama Photo Foundation)
Assistant: Lijing Xu
The benchmark of Chinese contemporary photography, ThreeShadows Photography Art Centre is excited to announce thelaunch of its branch in South China, Three Shadows XiamenPhotography Art Centre. To celebrate its grand opening, ThreeShadows proudly presents one of Japan’s most influentialphotographers Daido Moriyama and his silkscreen works toChinese audience for the first time.While silver gelatin print and ink jet printing are recognized as
well-known techniques used by photographers, it is very rareto see Moriyama’s photos as silkscreen, not to mention hisworks on canvas in grand size. Standing in front of the carefullyselected 45 images evokes a feeling as if we travel back to thetime when Moriyama made each snapshot. About his work usingthe silkscreen technique, Moriyama says, “Fixing ink on a canvasthrough silkscreen and making an image with a light through filmare the same in terms of making an image. When I pursue theimpact of an image or want to smell ink, I use silkscreen. When I
use silkscreen, a secret sense of brute force comes out, and I geta rush from it".This exhibition is the very first attempt in Moriyama’s career togive a comprehensive overview of the silkscreens he producedhimself. It consists of three parts. Part I shows Moriyama’s earlyworks using silkscreen in the 1970s, which includes ANOTHER
COUNTRY IN NEW YORK (1974), and the cover image releasedon Asahi Camera magazine in January 1970. Part II displays hisrecent works as silkscreen on canvas created after 2007, themajority of which is a limited edition of three. Stray Dog, Misawa(2011, A.P.), which is among his most famous images, will beexhibited on a 110 x 143 cm canvas. Part III is a set of installationsand wallpaper which reconstruct the images from Tights.
COUNTRY IN NEW YORK (1974), and the cover image released on Asahi Camera magazine in January 1970. Part II displays his recent works as silkscreen on canvas created after 2007, the majority of which is a limited edition of three. Stray Dog, Misawa (2011, A.P.), which is among his most famous images, will be exhibited on a 110 x 143 cm canvas. Part III is a set of installations and wallpaper which reconstruct the images from Tights.