Daido Moriyama

  • How Artists Reclaimed Pantyhose to Make Provocative Sculptures

    How Artists Reclaimed Pantyhose to Make Provocative Sculptures

    Charlotte Jansen, Artsy September 27, 2019

    As colder weather approaches, many will be pulling out the pantyhose. But few have likely considered the significant role the undergarments have played in contemporary art. A new exhibition opening at Carl Freedman Gallery, U.K., titled “Gossamer,” explores the explosive history of hosiery from the 1950s to today. The show’s 22 artists employ pantyhose (or stockings or tights) in innovative ways, from the subversive erotic photographs of 

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  • The exhibition that uses women’s hosiery to tell a story

    The exhibition that uses women’s hosiery to tell a story

    Rachel Felder, The Independent September 27, 2019

    ‘Gossamer’ brings together work by 22 artists who have used stockings as a material to explore race, gender, femininity and subversion

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  • Tights in art: why nylons are fetish and fantasy gold

    Tights in art: why nylons are fetish and fantasy gold

    Hettie Judah, The Guardian September 27, 2019

    From Man Ray to Louise Bourgeois, an astonishing range of artists have used tights and stockings to turbocharge their work. We go behind the scenes at Gossamer, a celebration of hosiery

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  • Pantyhose That Make You Think

    Pantyhose That Make You Think

    By Rachel Felder, New York Times September 27, 2019

    An exhibition in England shows how artists have used women’s hosiery to talk about race, gender and subversion.

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  • Documenting the World’s Most Fascinating Outsiders

    Documenting the World’s Most Fascinating Outsiders

    Daisy Woodward, AnOther March 1, 2018

    We speak with the curator of the Barbican’s powerful new exhibition Another Kind of Life, investigating image-maker’s continuing preoccupation with those living on society’s margins.

     

    "Curating the show, the overriding principle was that the artist had had a sustained engagement with their subjects"

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  • Another kind of life: inside the world of outsiders - in pictures

    Another kind of life: inside the world of outsiders - in pictures

    The Guardian February 28, 2018

    An exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, in London, Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, looks at the continuing fascination of artists with those on the margins of society through the work of photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Paz Errázuriz, Casa Susanna, Larry Clark, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama and Dayanita Singh.

     

    The exhibition runs from 28 February to 27 May 2018

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  • Rare Daidō Moriyama Prints to Be Displayed at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Rare Daidō Moriyama Prints to Be Displayed at Michael Hoppen Gallery

    Keith Estiler, HYPE BEAST February 6, 2018

    Legendary Japanese street photographer Daidō Moriyama is the subject of a new exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Moriyama is most recognized for his monochromatic images that depict the harsh, everyday life in Japanese cities such as Osaka as well as natural landscapes during post-war Japan. The gallery will display a set of rare vintage silver prints by Moriyama alongside a museum show at the Barbican.

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  • Daido Moriyama - a room

    Daido Moriyama - a room

    Jean-Kenta Gauthier, 1000 Words Magazine

    Renown for his urgent, blurry photographs of street scenes, experimental approaches to printed matter and vast dissemination of images, Daido Moriyama has in effect been working on a room in his own apartment since the 1970s. These intimate, black and white photographs, with their strong erotic undertones, offer a glimpse into Moriyama’s daily life. Mixing depictions of female nudes — often pictured from angles in which the models’ faces are kept obscured — with shots of banal and ordinary domestic situations, this works suggests a voyeuristic approach in which the artist is simultaneously a participant and observer of his own intimate, private documentary. 

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  • Daido Moriyama Gives a Fresh Look to Tokyo

    Daido Moriyama Gives a Fresh Look to Tokyo

    Jake Cigainero , New York Times May 14, 2016

    PARIS — Craving fresh perspective on your life’s work is understandable after photographing the same area of a city for nearly half a century. 

    Having wandered the buzzing Tokyo district of Shinjuku for more than 40 years capturing urban scenes in his signature off-kilter, grainy black-and-white images, the Japanese street photographer Daido Moriyama, 77, said he needed to “reset.”

    In “Daido Tokyo,” at the Fondation Cartier in Paris until June 5, the artist brings his vision into clear focus and full color for a different look at the streets he has roamed and documented.

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  • Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows

    Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows

    Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian February 7, 2016

    One of Daido Moriyama’s best-known images is of a stray dog he encountered on a street in Aomori in northern Japan. Taken in 1971, it has become a metaphor for his way of working, symbolising his relentless wanderings though the streets of Tokyo in search of the essence of the city – an essence that for him often lies in the overlooked and the everyday, the makeshift and the mundane.

     

    "I shoot the same corner every time I pass, like a dog marking its territory" - Daido Moriyama

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  • The best photographers working in black and white

    The best photographers working in black and white

    Amy Newson, Dazed online December 8, 2015

    Working with issues like abandonment, mental illness, erotica and poverty, these visionaries shut down black and white photography’s naysayers. 

     

    Photographers we represent, Daido Moriyama and Eamonn Doyle, are included in this prestigious list of black & white photographic legends.

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  • Daido Moriyama: Low life in Tokyo

    Daido Moriyama: Low life in Tokyo

    Mark Hudson, Telegraph October 18, 2012

    The celebrated photographer Daido Moriyama talks to Mark Hudson about about his lifelong fascination with Japan’s dark side

     

     

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  • Daido Moriyama: The Shock From Outside

    Daido Moriyama: The Shock From Outside

    Ivan Vartanian, Aperture September 1, 2012

    Japanese master-photographer Daido Moriyama has been at the forefront of the medium for more than fifty years. He has published dozens of volumes of photographs, including Japanese Theatre (1968), Farewell, Photography (1972), Daidohysteric (1993), and Hokkaido (2008), as well as numerous collections of essays. On the occasion of his upcoming retrospective at Osaka’s National Museum of Art, Ivan Vartanian spoke with the photographer about vision and motivation, context and information, color and black and white, and the unending newness of photographs.

     

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  • Two Japanese photographers reintroduced

    Two Japanese photographers reintroduced

    Francis Hodgson, FT September 11, 2010

    Michael Hoppen, who has for some time turned a proportion of his London gallery’s attention to Japanese photography, has produced a small but museum-standard exhibition of two of the greatest photographers of postwar Japan. Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu are both, with good reason, considered giants of Japanese photography. Not only that but each has been notably prolific (although Tomatsu has been reluctant to make many prints in late years). Clearly, it would be vain to attempt a scholarly summary of two such huge careers (each was born in the 1930s) in a private gallery.

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