Last chance to see Rinko Kawauchi’s “Ametsuchi” series in Cologne until tomorrow. FotoMuseum Antwerp shows the pictures in a large solo exhibition from March 21 to June 8.
Let’s look back on the opening night when Rinko gave an interesting interview.
“Were you ever influenced by Japanese photography?
Living in Cologne, I am lucky to have a gallery in this city that specializes in Japanese photography (Galerie Priska Pasquer), with people there who are also very knowledgeable about the history of Japanese photography. Cologne is close to Dusseldorf, which hosts many Japanese cultural events due to the large Japanese community that lives there. I am also the happy owner of some Japanese photography.”
- Candida Höfer, 2014
We made it - from virtuality to reality… Today, Rudolf Bonvie’s “Dialog 3” is on the cover of the SZ magazine.
The signed photograph is still available at an introductory price of €49 at our SHOP | PRISKA PASQUER.
Video of Rinko Kawauchi’s book “Ametsuchi” (Aperture, N. Y., 2013)
The book is designed by award-winning Dutch designer Hans Gremmen, who brings a sense of the monumental and the mysterious to the design with a seductive origami binding.
Thomas Linden on “Rinko Kawauchi - Ametsuchi”
at Koelnische Rundschau, Jan. 11, 2014
Review of “Rinko Kawauchi - Ametsuchi” at GOSEE
AMETSUCHI - Rinko Kawauchi’s new photo project exhibition at Priska Pasquer and book published by Kehrer Verlag. Preview on GoSee
The word Ametsuchi, is comprised of two Japanese characters meaning ‘heaven and earth’. Rinko Kawauchi (*1972 in Shiga, Japan) brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as photographs of a traditional style of controlled-burn farming in which the cycles of cultivation and recovery span decades.
The Japanese photographer comments on her new project, “the sunset I see from the window of my home tonight is similar but different from what I saw yesterday. Every day is in a continuum of new days, each somehow different from the next. […] Throughout the world, we are comrades who share grace, and share as well the challenges to overcome any number of difficult obstacles. Even if our paths never cross, we who exist now on the same Earth certainly share something, a shared time and a shared space.”
In addition the works are on show for the first time in Europe at Cologne’s Priska Pasquer Gallery, which specialises in contemporary Japanese photo art. The gallery has a wonderful signed and numbered special edition by the Japanese artist… framed for just 77 EUR… an absolute must have. One of them is of course pride of place in our office right now…
GOSEE, Jan. 9. 2014
IMAGE: Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, from the series “Ametsuchi”, 2012
©Rinko Kawauchi, courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer