Past Exhibitions

Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography

Emi Anrakuji, Nobuyoshi Araki, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Mayumi Hosokura, Eiki Mori, Daido Moriyama, Sakiko Nomura, Tokyo Rumando, Masato Seto, Issei Suda, Hideka Tonomura, Daisuke Yokota, Kohei Yoshiyuki

Curators: Mimi Chun, Mark Pearson
Date: 7.5 - 25.6.2016
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The exhibition features the photography works by 13 Japanese artists, exploring the concept of eroticism and its prevalent presence in contemporary Japanese photography. The exhibition divided into four parts reflect how eroticism is being represented in different forms and styles of photography including tableau photography, snapshot, documentary, portraiture and still life.  Whether the images are voyeuristic or exhibitionistic, provocative or subdued, realist or abstract, staged or candid, these works address different subject matters: from the human body, private life to fantasy. All represent a distinctive aesthetic that speaks of eroticism in contemporary Japanese photography which, as the title “Shikijo” suggests, is perceived and felt rather than defined.

About the artist - Emi Anrakuji 
About the artist - Nobuyoshi Araki 
About the artist - Noritoshi Hirakawa 
About the artist - Mayumi Hosokura 
About the artist - Eiki Mori 
About the artist - Daido Moriyama 
About the artist - Sakiko Nomura 
About the artist - Tokyo Rumando 
About the artist - Masato Seto 
About the artist - Issei Suda 
About the artist - Hideka Tonomura 
About the artist - Daisuke Yokota 
About the artist - Kohei Yoshiyuki

Essay: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" by Mark Pearson

Press Release
E-catalogue of "Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography"
Media coverage (ArtAsiaPacific, 15.6.2016)