Hisaji Hara: Symphony of Time and Light

21 April - 30 May 2012

Project Directors: RongRong&inri

Curator: Mao Weidong

Artist: Hisaji Hara


Re-examining historical masterpieces through alternative media has become a common practice in contemporary art, yet Japanese artist Hisaji Hara provides a fresh perspective on this form with his restaging of scenes from paintings by Balthus. He uses the unique language of photography to capture the distinctive spirit found in Balthus’ paintings, as well as to turn a critical eye on 20th century history. According to Hara, “Whether through photography or painting, ultimately, we are obliged to search within a subject for truth.”