At Paris Photo, a Wide-Ranging Mix

HATTIE CRISELL, NYT Magazine, November 12, 2015

Never before exhibited outside of Japan, the postwar photographer’s bathtub self-portraits were taken over a two-month period in 1991 and published in his last-ever photobook. Bukubuku translates as “bubbling”; the images show Fukase in muddy black and white, half- or entirely submerged in water, playing with reflections and refractions of light. They’re by turns witty, melancholy and ominous; the series is photographic performance art at its most intimate. (It will also be shown at the Tate Modern in 2016.)