From April 5 to May 31, photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki belonging to the Fotomuseum Westlicht collection in Vienna, will be exhibited at the FLATZ Museum in Dornbirn, Austria. Without a doubt, the renowned Japanese photographer is one of the most radical and influential photographers of our times. This is underlined by the fact that 500 or so photo books about him have been published over the last 45 years.
Repetition, text and quote
Showing evidence of the influence of the erotic Edo Period (Japan's era of peace and blossoming, 1603–1868) and the high-gloss aesthetics of commercial and media photography, Araki's rich imagery becomes multi-layered and complex because of the use of narrative. His work is characterized by repetitions, texts and quotes, collages and polaroids, and, not least, his own presence as both story-teller and protagonist.
Araki's photographs, where he allows reality and fiction to meld with each other, repeatedly draw the viewer into his enigmatic world of images.
Further information at: Flatz and Araki