Monday, December 17, 2012

Daido Moriyama - Paris and London

Held in Paris this last Saturday at Polka Galerie, a workshop was presented as a tribute to a similar event held in Tokyo in 1974. Participants were invited to select from one of five images from a series made by Moriyama in Paris in 1988 - 1989. The serigraphs, 60 x 80 cm, were offered on either white or silver paper, signed by Moriyama for the reasonable price of 120 euro.

Showing currently at the galerie is the Daido Moriyama Cycle - Part 3, Serigraphies - which runs until January 12. Here, thirty works on large canvas are presented for the first time in Europe. Polka Galerie, 12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris 3ème.

The William Klein and Daido Moriyama exhibition continues at Tate Modern, London - running until January 20.
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 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.
You can go to the Tate Modern site HERE.

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