Book including limited edition print
Book: Size 27 x 19 cm, 70 pages in slipcase, edition of 1000.
Print: Size 28 x 36 cm, signed, dated, numbered and titled, edition of 15.
ABOUT THE WORK
This book was published in 2008 to accompany the first retrospective exhibition of Miyako Ishiuchi in Europe. It includes the limited edition print Innocence, signed, dated and numbered by the artist. The exhibition was organised and produced by Langhans Gallery in Prague and curated by Machiel Botman.
The book is designed as a leporello ‘folding out’ book of 70 pages. On one side of the leporello there are photographs from Ishiuchi’s early book trilogy from the late seventies: Apartment, Yokosuka Story and Endless Night. On the other side of the book there are images from her later and more recent works, including 184.108.40.206, 1906, Skin and Mother’s. This beautifully printed catalogue shows the work of Miyako Ishiuchi from her beginnings in 1976 to 2005.
The print representing a woman’s hand is part of her work concentrated on women’s hands and feet. The exclusion of faces and surroundings show that Ishuiuchi wishes to come closer to essence. The hands imply communication, or burden and there is something simply beautiful about them.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Miyako Ishiuchi (b.1947, Japan) is one of a renowned group of Japanese photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama who confronted the trauma of post-war Japan and the dawning of a new era expressed in their photographs. During the past forty years she has built an extensive oeuvre shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the world.
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