'Now and Then' is the second exhibition presented at the new premises of the Priska Pasquer Gallery in Cologne. The selected works of Japanese art and photography will be on display until 23 January 2016.
The exhibition brings together different eras and media. Classic Japanese post-war photography is juxtaposed with the meticulously concentrated imagery of Rinko Kawauchi, the bright pop-aesthetics of Mika Ninagawa's work collide with the raw visual language of 'Provoke' members Daido Moriyama and Yutaka Takanashi, while contemporary paintings by Leiko Ikemura are presented alongside digital LED installations by Tatsuo Miyajima.
Toying with the Visible and the Obscure
'Now and Then' casts an eye on Japanese society. Past, present and future, changes and potential threats are explored from a wide-ranging variety of perspectives. As much as they differ from one another, the displayed works share a intrinsically Japanese approach to depicting reality: rather than recording what they perceive in definitive categories, the artists approach the world around them with great openness. This gives rise to a unique aesthetic, which toys with the visible and the invisible – always alluding to more than can be seen in the picture.
Since the year 2000, Priska Pasquer has presented the work of leading names in Japanese photography, in numerous exhibitions held both in the gallery's own space and in collaboration with German and international institutes (including FOAM in Amsterdam, Fondation Henri-Cartier-Bresson in Paris, FOMU in Antwerpen and the Hundertwasser Haus in Vienna).
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