Artist Talk: Kensuke Koike

Rings, 2020 © Kensuke Koike

Artist Talk: Kensuke Koike


This event is part of our Past Programme

Join artist Kensuke Koike in this new talk to mark his new exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery

Using found objects like vintage postcards, Kensuke Koike works with archival images to create new narratives. Hear the Venice-based artist give insight into his sculptural works and his playful approach to image-making in this online discussion with art historian and curator Lena Fritsch.

This event coincides with Re-composed, a new exhibition by Kensuke Koike's in TPG's Print Sales.

Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place. 

Watch this event from Wed 12 May, 18.30 BST

Artist Talk: Kensuke Koike

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Lena Fritsch is a specialist in 20th and 21st-century Japanese art and photography. As the inaugural Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions of international art. Prior to joining the Ashmolean, she was a curator at Tate Modern. Fritsch holds a PhD from Bonn University and also studied at Keio University, Tokyo. Publications include Tokyo: Art & Photography (Ashmolean, 2021); A.R. Penck: I Think in Pictures (Ashmolean, 2019); Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945 (Thames & Hudson/Seigensha, 2018); Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Sudanese Artist in Oxford (Ashmolean, 2018); Giacometti (Tate Publishing, 2017); The Body as a Screen: Japanese Art Photography of the 1990s (Georg Olms, 2011). 

Kensuke Koike (b.1980, Japan) creates unique artwork by manipulating found photographic material. Kensuke’s approach to the medium revolves around the idea of using the assets found within an image. Creating something new and contemporary. The process for the artist often starts as a puzzle begging to be solved with each image setting its own unique challenges. The artist's unique artwork has been exhibited globally at Museums & exhibitions around the world.