KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017

The Kyotographie International Photography Festival is held annually over four weeks during the height of the spring tourist season in Kyoto, in a style that is unique in Asia. Exhibitions are spread across the city, staged creatively in various traditional and contemporary settings. The exhibitions and events create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, Kyotographie has attracted some 250,000 visitors from within Japan and overseas since 2013.

Photography is a Love Affair with Life
Burk Uzzle (American photojournalist, previously member of Magnum Photos and president from 1979 to 1980)

For its 5th anniversary edition, KYOTOGRAPHIE wishes to celebrate LOVE.
Those feelings and concepts we call LOVE vary according to our background, including our religion, our view of history, where we come from, and our living environment. Such differences, however, can at times cause indifference, or turn love to hate, giving rise to serious problems that plague modern society, such as violence toward the vulnerable. This may be why humans know love to be so precious, and why we instinctively seek it in many forms.
“To LOVE” essentially means recognizing the existence of and connecting with things outside ourselves. Through LOVE we connect with other people, with society, with nature, with art, and with ourselves. With LOVE the world can become a more peaceful place.
It is our continuing dream, in making this festival a reality, to share “LOVE” through photography.

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KYOTOGRAPHIE WebSite 
http://www.kyotographie.jp/en/

YAYOI KUSAMA:My Eternal Soul

“My eternal soul”,A large-scale painting series,has been in continuation since 2009.Approximately 130 works will be exhibited for the first time in Japan.

The National Art Center,Tokyo 10Th Anniversary
February 22,2017(Wed)-May 22 (Mon)

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(K)OLLAPS×MERZBOW Limited T-shirts

(K)OLLAPS, the art & music project designed the exclusive T-shirt in collaboration with MERZBOW, a legendary Japanese noise musician.
This special limited edition of 60 is designed in celebration of MODE 10 “Art of Noise”.
A musical instrument composed of metal film case and contact microphone built by MERZBOW himself is incorporated into print design for this exclusive t-shirt.

RYAN McGINLEY “BODY LOUD”at TOKYO OPERA CITY ART GALLERY JAPAN

McGinley, a New Jersey native and the youngest child of eight, set the art scene alight in 1999 with his handmade photo-book from his first public show, “The Kids Are Alright,” a brilliant portrayal of his own set of friends in New York at that particular time. He quickly emerged as the voice of a generation and worked on high-profile projects for several fashion brands and other commercial outfits. His work, which documented the likes of Snow and Dan Colen, was provocative and daring, and according to the men’s lifestyle magazine GQ, McGinley became “the most important photographer in America.”

Ryan McGinley: Body Loud!” at Tokyo Opera City Gallery, is a set piece of mainly nude portraits of McGinley’s very hip friends, including some Japan-based subjects such as actress and model Rila Fukushima and blogger and photographer Cailin Hill Araki. The exhibition kicks off with portraits of a naive looking and tattooed Snow and a drug-addled, graffitied Dan Colen. Both images are striking and provoke the audience with their unabashed honesty.

The “Yearbook” series, a wall of nude portraits, is so tedious, however, it’s questionable why it’s included in the show. The scale is immense but the result is insipid.

 

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NIKOLA MOUNOUD LIVE@FIGYA OSAKA JAPAN

NIKOLA MOUNOUD LIVE

sound artist, musician, noisician, performer, composer, improviser or whatever you like to call it (depends largely on your taste). . . . is the moniker of Nikola Mounoud. Riding many musical waves as anywone do, I focus my work on the exploration of both analog and digital feedback (larsen) using a computer and a mixer. I designed for my-self a proper instrument that allows me to work as precisely as I need and want, of course well hewn from the coel face of improvisation !
Unlike chords, ind and skins of acoustic sound, feedback is an unstoppable implacable sonic evolution. My work is meant to be played and heard live as well as shared freely over the internet.
I am also the half of the unclassifiable Overload Collapse with Nicolas J. Fasnacht and used to be a member of the trio The MERJ experience (2004-2007) with UrbanAddictive and VERJ=. I use to be volun-teer for the LUFF – Lausanne Underground Film&Music Festi-val, being part of the organisation crew as music co-progra-mmer, sound technician and other little things since 2004.
I also held the coordination of the LUFF does TOKYO
(2012) and LUFF does HONG KONG (2016).
2004 was the blessed year when we started the
[net]label merj.ch that became the social USB/Cloud
project MEOVCO.com since 2014. In march 2016
“Les Galeries MEOVCO.com” opened in Fribourg,
Switzerland.
In 2009 we co-founded the associative film photogra-
phy&cinema laboratry “on fait du l’art !”. With the visual
artist Kusty we worked on several project like CINEMA
(RE)TROUVE, KARAOKE PORNO, AVERY TINNITUS.
For a more wordy concepts or description it may be easier to turn your interest towards writers instead of a sound artist, musician, noi…

Web site↓
http://ooo.meovco.com/
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KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016

The 4th edition of the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival will be held from April 23–May 22 2016, presenting 15 innovative exhibitions around the theme “Circle of Life” all shown in iconic Kyoto venues with original scenography.

The exhibitions & events create opportunities, bringing people together of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Now recognized as one of the world’s leading photography events, KYOTOGRAPHIE has attracted some 157,000 visitors from across Japan and overseas in three editions since 2013.
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カテゴリー: BLOG

The Tomato Project: 25th Anniversary Exhibition ‘O’

Renowned British design collective Tomato Project, co-founded by various artists, including veteran electronic group Underworld, is holding a retrospective of its creative work at the Parco Gallery D in Shibuya. “O” showcases the past quarter decade of the collective’s corporate, private and conceptual commissions, as well as its album covers, graphics and audio-visuals for Underworld. This anniversary exhibition will spread beyond the gallery space and to surrounding buildings and streets, turning the center of Shibuya into a giant interactive art installation.
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