Kikuji Kawada: The Last Cosmology

29 Nov 2014 - 31 Jan 2015
  • Dark night rising: the photographer who captured the mystery of the eclipse

    Dark night rising: the photographer who captured the mystery of the eclipse

    Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian March 19, 2015

    Kawada has said the images in The Last Cosmology were inspired by the stormy landscapes of the expressionist painter Emile Nolde, who said: “All important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being.” To this end, the strange skies full of lunar portents, forks of lightning, fleeting meteorites and blocked out suns are a kind of mirror of Kawada’s brooding, troubled soul. He spent his youth in the long shadow of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and made the images in The Last Cosmology between 1980 and 2000 – a time of global uncertainty.

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  • Kikuji Kawada - The Last Cosmology

    Kikuji Kawada - The Last Cosmology

    Artsy December 4, 2014

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is proud to announce the first solo UK exhibition of Kikuji Kawada’s ‘The Last Cosmology’ series. 

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  • KIKUJI KAWADA: THE LAST COSMOLOGY

    KIKUJI KAWADA: THE LAST COSMOLOGY

    Paris Photo Agenda Online December 1, 2014

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is proud to announce the first solo UK exhibition of Kikuji Kawada’s ‘The Last Cosmology’ series. Originally published in parts in the 1980s, it was compiled into a publication and solo exhibition in 1995. 

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  • Kikuji Kawada. The Last Cosmology

    Kikuji Kawada. The Last Cosmology

    Wall Street International Art Online December 1, 2014

    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is proud to announce the first solo UK exhibition of Kikuji Kawada’s ‘The Last Cosmology’ series. Originally published in parts in the 1980s, it was compiled into a publication and solo exhibition in 1995. Part of Kawada’s "Catastrophe Trilogy," the chronicle seemingly ties together the dramas of the skies with the end of two historical eras on earth: the ‘Showa’ era with the death of the Emperor in Japan and the 20th century.

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  • The Last Cosmology by Kikuji Kawada

    The Last Cosmology by Kikuji Kawada

    AnOther Magazine November 30, 2014

    "Through these photographs the cosmology is an illusion of the firmament at the same time it includes the reality of an era and also the cosmology of a changing heart" – Kikuji Kawada ...

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