AMMON Kyoto is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Kyoto-born photographer Keiichi Tahara starting July 1, 2022 Fri. This exhibition will be divided into two parts under the theme of "playing with light". The first part of the exhibition will focus on his torso series, which has received high acclaim both in Japan and abroad, among many other photographic masterpieces he has produced. We hope you will be able to directly experience the beauty and power of "light" that Keiichi Tahara has been pursuing throughout his life. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
Keiichi Tahara | Photographer Having moved to France in 1971, where he was struck by the piercing, sharp light of Europe, which contrasted with the soft light of Japan, began his career as a photographer. Since then, he has been based in Paris until 2006, where he has worked extensively on the theme of light in photography, sculpture, installation, and architecture. In 1977, he won the Grand Prize at the Arles International Festival of Photography for his "Window" series, which brought him into the international limelight and led to numerous exhibitions in Japan and Europe. Since then, he has received numerous awards, including the Kimura Ihei Prize, the Niepce Prize, the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Grand Prix d'Art de la Ville de Paris. He was also the first Japanese branding consultant for world-famous brands such as Cartier and Dom Perignon, and has worked on a variety of advertisements and projects. In 2004, he held the "Keiichi Tahara: Sculpture of Light" exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, which is still handed down. In 2017, the National Art Museum in Prague hosted the world's first major exhibition of the series "Photosynthesis 1978-1980," being equal in quality to the world's most notable artists Gerhard Richter and Ai Weiwei.
Keiichi Tahara Playing with light Part1 Torso Series 〜Fluctuating Virtue〜 Supported by Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon AMMON KYOTO Dates: 2022.7.1 Fri. ‒ 7.31 Sun. Opening Hours：11:00~ 19:30 Open Everyday 87, Nakajima-cho, Sanjo-dori Kawara-cho East, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004, Japan Tel /Fax: 075-366-4400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part2 Polaroid Series 〜Bursting Shadow〜 AMMON KYOTO Dates: 2022.8.5 Fri. ‒ 9.4 Sun