6.6.2018

展訊|森山大道:Light Comes Again 於北京光社 Light Society
Exhibition | Moriyama Daido: Light Comes Again at Light Society, Beijing


Daido Moriyama, Fading City, 1983, printed in 2013, Cibachrome, paper size 35.6 x 43.2 cm
Courtesy to the artist, Each Modern and Akio Nagasawa

森山大道:Light Comes Again
June 16 – August 15, 2018
北京光社

Private Preview | Friday June 15, 4 – 6 p.m.

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Each Modern亞紀畫廊很榮幸宣布,6月16日起,日本最具盛名的攝影家森山大道,將於北京光社舉行個展「Light Comes Again」,此展將呈現森山大道的限量作品,包括燈箱、彩色克羅姆放相(Cibachrome)與影像作品。森山大道於1980年代著名文章〈光考〉中提到,「光在記憶的介入下進入歷史,歷史透過光的介質喚醒記憶。光就是如此存在於『當下』。」作為一位不斷在自身中實現想像與挑釁的藝術家,森山大道持續探索媒材、光、記憶、時間的關系,此次展出作品皆與此四項元素的交替融合有關。展覽由森山大道攝影基金會與Each Modern亞紀畫廊(台北)共同策劃,所有作品皆為中國內地首展。

光與記憶一直是森山大道攝影的重心-如他所言,攝影是「光與時間的化石」。這次展現的燈箱作品,不但強調森山主張「攝影是一種表層」的力量,加深且回應了記憶的片斷性,也讓人聯想起從70年代至今日本社會風景的快速改變。光社一樓展廳,將被以LED燈箱再次呈現、強烈的森山大道影像所圍繞。森山大道提到,「我除了把攝影制成照片在畫廊與美術館展示以外,我也喜歡印制攝影集、T-shirt、手表、海報等,任其在街中擴散。而燈箱作品也具有同樣概念,我甚至希望它們未來可真正地融入城市看板,成為街道的一部分。因為做為藝術的攝影具有無限可能性,而當它還原至社會的循環之時,正是發揮最強大可能性的時候。」 此次展出的森山大道燈箱作品,幾乎涵蓋了森山大道最知名的代表作:〈Accident(1969)〉,〈Yokosuka(1970)〉,〈Another Country in New York(1971)〉,〈Stray Dog, Misawa(1971)〉,〈Tights in Shimotakaido(1987)〉。

光與記憶一直是森山大道攝影的重心-如他所言,攝影是「光與時間的化石」。這次展現的燈箱作品,不但強調森山主張「攝影是一種表層」的力量,加深且回應了記憶的片斷性,也讓人聯想起從70年代至今日本社會風景的快速改變。光社一樓展廳,將被以LED燈箱再次呈現、強烈的森山大道影像所圍繞。森山大道提到,「我除了把攝影制成照片在畫廊與美術館展示以外,我也喜歡印制攝影集、T-shirt、手表、海報等,任其在街中擴散。而燈箱作品也具有同樣概念,我甚至希望它們未來可真正地融入城市看板,成為街道的一部分。因為做為藝術的攝影具有無限可能性,而當它還原至社會的循環之時,正是發揮最強大可能性的時候。」 此次展出的森山大道燈箱作品,幾乎涵蓋了森山大道最知名的代表作:〈Accident(1969)〉,〈Yokosuka(1970)〉,〈Another Country in New York(1971)〉,〈Stray Dog, Misawa(1971)〉,〈Tights in Shimotakaido(1987)〉。

而現場與影像作品呼應的,是以幾乎消逝的技術-克羅姆放相(Cibachrome)所印制1970、80年代拍攝的彩色作品。2013年,森山大道特別在日本最後一間克羅姆放相公司停止營運前,挑選且印制自己早期彩色作品,宛如是他對逝去的技術、逝去的風景的追憶。森山大道的彩色作品延續了黑白風格,在搖晃的不明確性中又更以詭異色彩呈現強烈的不安感,彷佛是記憶裡最盡頭的場景。克羅姆放相是反轉片衝印中的高端工藝,那具虛幻、感傷的色調特別彰顯這美麗又滅絕的面貌。

關於藝術家
森山大道(b.1938)是最重要的日本攝影家。他的攝影風格-搖晃、模糊與失焦,描繪了潛藏在城市表面下的黑暗與陌生。1968年他加入影響日本藝術深遠的先鋒攝影團體「挑釁」,自此五十年間未曾間斷地擴展攝影的極限。他的作品受國際重要機構的廣泛展示與收藏,包括紐約現代美術館、舊金山現代美術館、紐約大都會美術館、洛杉磯蓋提美術館、波士頓美術館、巴黎龐畢度中心等。近來重要的個展包括泰德美術館(與William Klein,2012)、卡地亞當代藝術基金會(2016)、日本國立美術館(2011)等。

關於光社
光社 (Light Society)影像中心, 是一個集深厚國際資源,教育、研究、展覽、收 藏為一體的影像學術研究機構。


Daido Moriyama, Fading City, 1983, printed in 2013, Cibachrome, paper size 35.6 x 43.2 cm
Courtesy to the artist, Each Modern and Akio Nagasawa

Moriyama Daido: Light Comes Again
June 16 – August 15, 2018
Light Society, Beijing

Private Preview | Friday June 15, 4 – 6 p.m.

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Each Modern is pleased to announce an exhibition by the renowned Japanese photographer Moriyama Daido. The exhibition will be on view at Light Society, Beijing on June 16 and present Moriyama Daido’s lightboxes, Cibachrome, and video works, in China for the first time. In a famous article he wrote in the 1980s, Moriyama Daido mentioned, “Intervened by the memories, light enters the history. Then the history awakens the memories through the medium of light, that is how light exists in the ‘moment’. ” Light Comes Again focuses on the imaginative and provoking artist’s exploration of the relationships between medium, light, memory, and time. The exhibition is conceived by Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation and Each Modern.

Defining photography as ‘a fossil of light and time’, Moriyama Daido’s lightboxes deeply react to the incontinuity of memories. The intense rendering imagery by lightbox also recalls the rapid change of social landscapes and medias in Japan from 70’s to present. “Not only I like my photographs printed for galleries and museums exhibitions, but also on photobooks, T-shirts, watches and posters to spread throughout the streets. I have been looking forward to see my photographs becoming lightboxes. Furthermore I will be very happy if they can blend into the streets as signboards in the future. The reason is that when photography becomes art, the possibilities are infinite. They are most powerful when they return to the circulation in society.” stated by Moriyama Daido. The exhibition includes 8 large-scale lightbox works featuring the most important images by the artist: <Accident(1969)>, <Yokosuka(1970)>, <Another Country in New York(1971)>, <Stray Dog, Misawa(1971)>, <Tights in Shimotakaido(1987)> and others.

On the second floor of Light Society, <Hokkaido>, a black and white video plays as a loop, reminds the audience of Moriyama Daido’s shaking, blurry, out-of-focus style. Hokkaido is the starting point of Moriyama Daido’s photography and emotion. He desires the north since his childhood, and recognizes Tamoto Kenzo(1832-1912)’s photographs – an extensive documentary photographing project commissioned by the Hokkaido reclamation ambassador in the Meiji era – as a perfect status of photography: to fossilize the light and shadow. Due to the depression he experienced after the dismissal of the photography group ‘Provoke’, this northern island has always been the ’another country’ that Moriyama Daido wishes to escape to. The work was shot from 1972 to 1978, and it was published in 2009 and finalized in 2012. It echoes with his photographs printed in Cibachrome, a disappearing technology, in the 70s and 80s. So far, there are only two videos are made by Moriyama Daido: <Dog and Mesh tights>, collected by Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, and <Hokkaido>, showed and collected by Tate.

In 2013, Moriyama Daido had his early color photographs printed right before the last Cibachrome lab closed. It seems to be his grieve to the dying technology and the memory of scenes. Moriyama Daido’s color works continue his style in the black and white photographs. Just like the end of the memories, shaking and ambiguous, the odd colors present an intense insecurity. Cibachrome is a high-end positive-to-positive photo reproducing technology; its illusory and melancholic color tone significantly highlights Moriyama Daido’s photographs in a beautiful yet annihilating aspect.

*about the Artist: Moriyama Daido(b.1938) is one of the most known and prolific Japanese photographers working today. His photographic style, described as grainy, blurry, out of focus, heightens the darkness and strangeness lurking below the surface of the urban landscape. He became a member of the influential collective Provoke in 1968 and kept on pushing the limits of photograph for more than five decades. His works has been widely exhibited and collected by prominent public institute, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Centre Pompidou, Paris. Recent important retrospective includes Tate Modern(with William Klein, 2012), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain(2016) and The National Museum of Art Osaka(2011).

*about Light Society: Light Society is a photography center converges international resource, including education, research, exhibition, and collection.