Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Montecchio: Fondazione Bisazza - Araki – Photographs - Exhibition

Fondazione Bisazza
At the Fondazione Bisazza in Montecchio, near Vicenza, Nobuyoshi Araki a solo exhibit of one of the most internationally acclaimed photographers and contemporary artists.  Araki is curated by Filippo Maggia and on show until December 3; it explores the world of the Japanese master photographer; from female nudes and almost sensual floral compositions, to urban still lifes and Tokyo skyscapes, portrayed in an explosion of light. The exhibit showcases seventy photographs, encouraging visitors to reflect on the poignant topics of femininity, Eros and death.

Courtesy of Fondazione Bisazza
Tokyo 21 02 2009
The exhibited works belong to several of Araki’s famous photographic series, including Sentimental Journey, Painting Flowers, Suicide in Tokyo, Hana Kinbaku, Erotos, Bondages, 67 Shooting Back, offering a curated retrospective of key experiences of his life over the years.

Piero and Rossella Bisazza


Tokyo, 21.02.2009
Kinbaku, the ancient Japanese art of bondage, is a provocative theme that has often recurred in his works. Scenes of nude women bound in ropes come to mind, evoking a sense of pleasure and pain simultaneously. By portraying the beauty of the body that reacts to the rope, Araki escorts the observer through a unique, intense emotional experience.

Carla Bianchi Michiel and Giulio Gianturco

Antonella and Joseph Rossi

The ability to translate kinbaku art into photography can also be seen in the advertising campaign, created by Araki for Bisazza in 2009. Thirteen previously unpublished prints belonging to that series demonstrate Araki’s talent for balancing art, tradition, design and the mysterious allure of Japanese culture.

Maruzza Bianchi Michiel and Carolina Cubria

Francesco Cecchini and Carlo Dal Bianco


 The exhibition also includes the artist’s most recent works from the "Love on the Left Eye" collection: the printed photographs – all deliberately obscured on the right side of the image - reflect Araki’s loss of vision in the right eye.

Stefania and Filippo Rota

Gaia Carretta, Patrizia Carta and Ilaria Carretta

Rossella Menegazzo and Yuki Seli

   Copyright - Nobuyoshi Araki  - Courtesy Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena

Nobuyoshi Araki  
Flowers Series


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