SPRING NEWSLETTERFebruary 26, 2019
This is our first newsletter of the year and we wanted to let you know about the exciting things which will be happening over the next couple of months...
MASTERS OF JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHYSainsbury Centre exhibition January 4, 2017
Contemporary Japanese Photography SeminarDAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation May 3, 2016
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce this event in association with Photo London. Simon Baker, Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate, and Michael Hoppen, Owner and Founder of Michael Hoppen Gallery, will discuss the photographic creativity and innovation emerging from contemporary Japanese photo artists.
EIKOH HOSOEArmory Art Fair, New York - Featured artist March 2, 2016
“To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirroror window of self-expression… the camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.”
- Eikoh Hosoe
MHG NewsletterMichael looks ahead to an exciting year for the gallery February 23, 2016
We have been busy in Japan again and have some wonderful new work to show to you in London this year.
We are so proud to be able to bring Solitude of Ravens to our gallery. It has been a quest of mine for the past six years to exhibit this body of work. And now finally it is hanging in our gallery and hope you will make the journey and come to see it.
We have found that many more museums across Europe and America are also enjoying the fruits of Japanese photographers and our belief is still that it is not only some of the most interesting work to look at and collect, but it is of such quality and so beautifully produced, it still amazes us as to why it has taken so long to be embraced.
Perfoming for the CameraExhibition at Tate Modern, London February 17, 2016
This exciting new photography show opens this week in London and runs until 12 June, 2016.
Michael Hoppen Gallery artists who are represented in the exhibition are:
Masahisa Fukase - 'Bukubuku' (Bubbling) series
Minoru Hirata - 'Dropping' series
Japanese Photography: The Birth of a MarketMichael Hoppen talks to Blouin Art Info December 16, 2015
Western collectors’ newfound curiosity about the Provoke artists follows a concerted campaign by a handful of players that demonstrates both how changing tastes alter markets, and how markets can change tastes.
[article written by Noelle Bodick]
Eikoh HosoeAugust 12, 2015
THE MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY IS NOW THE EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE OF EXPERIMENTAL JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER, EIKOH HOSOE.
Eikoh Hosoe is one of Japan's notable post-war photographers and filmmakers. Hosoe was born in 1933 in Yamagata prefecture, as Toshihio Hosoe. He changed his name to Eikoh after the Second World War, to symbolize the new Japan he was photographing. He studied at the Tokyo College of Photography and graduated in 1954 to become a freelancer. Later, Hosoe worked for photography magazines and womens magazines. Hosoe gained professional acclaim when he won the Fuji Film Award student category.
Memories of Akira SatoMieko Wikstrom in conversation with Michael Hoppen February 2, 2015
Mieko Wikstrom was the model and muse of Akira Sato for many years. Last year saw her visit the gallery and talk through some of her memories from a seismic time in Japanese photography, from the famous Vivo photography group to tales from behind the camera.
Below is a extract from that conversation...
When did you last see him?
I saw him the morning of his death. There on the last day.
The studio in the beginning was at Vivo (in Skiggi?) but then you know he was just a young photographer starting - there were six people in Vivo…
They shared a studio and they were just a group because each individual they didn't make any sense.