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untitiled 《Ametsuchi》 2012

Kawauchi Rinko :

Illuminance , Ametsuchi , Seeing Shadow

May. 12Jul. 16, 2012

  • May. 12Jul. 16, 2012
  • Closed Monday(if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥700/College Students ¥600/High School and Junior High School Students,Over 65 ¥500 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is delighted to present the solo exhibition
entitled Kawauchi Rinko: Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow, devoted to the work of
Kawauchi Rinko, a photographer who has exemplified the period from 2000 on, winning
support largely from the younger generation, and has also achieved renown on the international
stage.This exhibition, Kawauchi Rinko' s first solo exhibition at a museum in the Tokyo
area,will introduce Illuminance, which mainly consists of recent work in the 6 x 6 cm format,
the style of photography that is almost synonymous with this artist,as well as her latest work,
Ametsuchi and Seeing Shadow, series being exhibited for the first time.

Kawauchi Rinko has spent nearly 15 years shooting the photographs that make up the
Illuminance series, in which we see a deepening of themes that first appeared in her Utatane
series, for which she won the 2002 Kimura Ihee Award. Here again we see, with a greater depth
of style, everyday privatescenes shot in a way that illuminates the universal brilliance of life.
The artist' s unique world of imagesdevelops spatially, mingling light and dark, life and death,
beauty and sadness in a large number of momentary scenes.

The new Ametsuchi and Seeing Shadow series, which include both large prints and video
works, create intuitive depictions of the cosmic order, the connection between heaven and earth,
primitive scenes, through a variety of earthly phenomena, including the burning off of the
fields around Mt. Asoin early spring. A group of photographs photographed with a large format
4 x 5 inch camera and presented as large-scale prints, about two meters wide, combined with
an experiential video presentation on a large screen reflect a view of the world on a huge scale
not seen in Kawauchi' s earlier work.

The exhibition consists of approximately 80 works that present the essence and fascination
of Kawauchi Rinko' s creative cosmos and draws closeto new developments.

無題 シリーズ《Illuminance》より 2007 無題 シリーズ《Illuminance》より 2009
untitiled 《Illuminance》 2007 untitiled 《Illuminance》 2009 

Kawauchi Rinko Interview

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Rinko Kawauchi 
rinkokawauchi.tumblr.com (Blog)


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