Ishiuchi Miyako Hasselblad Award 2014
The Fabric of Photography
7 November-1 February 2015
Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako is the 34th recipient of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. This exhibition presents examples of her major works from the past 25 years, such as the groundbreaking series “Mother’s” and “Hiroshima”. Throughout her artistic career Ishiuchi Miyako has been dedicated to investigating the traces of history through a unique focus on the textures of skin, objects and garments. Elements like scars, wrinkles, threads and cracks not only bear witness to mortality, trauma, and times past, but they are also powerful markers of bodies, ideas and humanity in the present.
A book about the artist is released in conjunction with the exhibition, including new essays by Lena Fritsch and Christopher Philips, published by Kehrer Verlag.
Dragana Vujanovic & Louise Wolthers