Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Talk
Artist Talk: Rinko Kawauchi
In Conversation with Ivan Vartanian
Fri 7 September, 19.00
Untitled, from the series ‘Illuminance’ 2007 © Rinko Kawauchi
Hailed for her ability to turn the mundane into the extraordinary and poetic, Rinko Kawauchi's (b.1972, Japan) work explores themes of life, death and the everyday.
Kawauchi is nominated for her publication Illuminance (2011), the result of both commissions and personal projects spanning fifteen years of her practice. Using a soft palette of colours and masterful composition and editing skills, her images evoke moments of dreams, memory and temporality.
Ivan Vartanian (born New York 1972) is a writer, publisher, producer, and editor based in Tokyo for the past 15 years. His previous book-length publications include Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s & 70s (Aperture, 2009), Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers (Aperture, 2005), SeeSaw: Japanese Art Then + Now (Chronicle, 2011), and ACCIDENT: A Photobook by Daido Moriyama (Goliga, 2011). Since 2011, as an on-going series, Ivan has produced several performance-based events with Japanese photographers.
07 Sep 2012 - 07 Sep 2012
7:00pm - 8:30pm