Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tate Modern presents William Klein + Daido Moriyama

This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.
With work from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition demonstrates the visual affinity between their urgent, blurred and grainy style of photography and also their shared desire to convey street life - New York and Tokyo - and political protest, from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalisation and urban deprivation.
The exhibition also considers the medium and dissemination of photography itself, exploring the central role of the photo-book in avant-garde photography and the pioneering use of graphic design within these publications. As well the issues of Provoke magazine in which Moriyama and his contemporaries showcased their work, the exhibition will include fashion photography from Klein’s work with Vogue and installations relating to his satirical films Mister Freedom and Who Are You Polly Maggoo?

William Klein + Daido Moriyama, Tate Modern
10 October 201220 January 2013
Related events:
Saturday 6 October 2012, 10.0018.00
Talks and lectures 
Tuesday 9 October 2012, 18.3020.30
Friday 2 November 2012, 19.0020.00

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