Contemporary Photography Asian Perspectives

Asia Week New York

March 10 – April 30, 2016

Yasuhiro Ishimoto  Katsura Villa 1982

Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Katsura Villa-The Old Shoin viewed from the North - East, 1982
ektacolor print
50 x 40"

Yoko Ikeda Kanichi, 2011

Yoko Ikeda
Kanichi, 2011
Type-C print
16 x 20"

Toshio Shibata Okawa Village, Tosa County, Kochi Prefecture 2007

Toshio Shibata
Okawa Village, Tosa County, Kochi Prefecture 2007
Type-c print
32 x 40"

Toshio Shibata Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, 2013

Toshio Shibata
Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, 2013
Type-c print
40 x 50"

Toshio Shibata  Juocho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 2008

Toshio Shibata
Juocho, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 2008
Type-c print
40 x 50"

 

Ishiuchi Miyako  Untitled, 2007

Miyako Ishiuchi
Untitled, 2007
Inkjet print on archival watercolor paper
39 x 26"

Shomei Tomatsu Time Stopped at 11;02 AM, 1961

Shomei Tomatsu
Time Stopped at 11:02 AM, 1961
silver gelatin print
25 x 23"

 

Daidō Moriyama School Girl

Daidō Moriyama
School Girl from the series Hunter, circa 1972
vintage silver gelatin print
11 x 14"
 

Masahisa Fukase Sakotan Peninsula, 1977

Masahisa Fukase
Sakotan Peninsula, 1977
gelatin silver print
12 x 16"

Jun Morinaga Sea, on the Waves, 1975

Jun Morinaga
Sea, on the Waves, 1975
silver gelatin print
24 x 30"

Hiroshi Sugimoto  Polar Bear, 1976

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Polar Bear, 1976
silver gelatin print
20 x 24"

Kazuo Sumida Notes from the the Underground

Kazuo Sumida
Notes from the the Underground, circa 1984-1990
silver gelatin print
11 x 14"

Yasumasa Morimura Comedian (Dance 2), 2005 unique Polaroid print

Yasumasa Morimura
Comedian (Dance 2), 2005
unique Polaroid print
5 x 4"

Kary Ka-che Kwok Self-Portrait

Kary Ka-che Kwok
Self-Portrait, c. 1996
vintage cibachrome print
23 x 16"

DoDo Jin Ming Burnt Water Melting VI 2003

DoDo Jin Ming
Burnt Water Melting VI, 2003
archival pigment print on rice paper
44 x 57"

DoDo Jin Ming Untitled (Blossoms)

DoDo Jin Ming
Early Spring II, 2000
archival pigment print
20 x 24"

Xinhua News Agency Archive, Beijing

Xinhua News Agency Archive, Beijing
circa 1970
silver gelatin print
5 x 8"

Xinhua News Agency Archive, Beijing

Xinhua News Agency Archive, Beijing
circa 1970
silver gelatin print

Tseng Kwong Chi

Tseng Kwong Chi
New York, New York, 1979
silver gelatin print

 

Tseng Kkong Chi Lake Ninevah, Vermont, 1986

Tseng Kkong Chi
Lake Ninevah, Vermont, 1986
silver gelatin print
12 X 15"

Reagan Louie Shanghai, China, 1987

Reagan Louie
Shanghai, China, 1987
c-print
24 x 20"

Magdalen Wong  Love Arrangement  2013

Magdalen Wong
Love Arrangement, 2013
Assemblage of greeting cards expressing love
approx. 25 x 32"

Magdalen Wong  Condolence Arrangement

Magdalen Wong
Condolence Arrangement, 2013
Assemblage of greeting cards expressing condolences
approx. 25 x 32"

Magdalen Wong Milk Collection, 2010 collage

Magdalen Wong
Milk Collection, 2010
collage of milk splashes cut from cereal boxes
30 x 24"

Yoshihiko Ito silver gelatin print

Yoshihiko Ito
Yamagata Prefecture, 1987
silver gelatin print
16 x 20"

Min Byung Hun  Deep Fog Series

Min Byung Hun
Deep Fog Nº4, South Korea, 1998
gelatin silver print on Luminos paper
24 x 20"

Yuji Hamada C/M/Y Waterfall , 2014

Yuji Hamada
C/M/Y Waterfall , 2014
Polaroid emulsion on rag board
4 x 3"

Sendai Sashin Kai Collective Japan 1920

Sendai Sashin Kai Collective
Untitled (Japan), 1920s
vintage silver gelatin print
8.75 x 11.5"

Press Release

Laurence Miller Gallery, since 1984 a pioneer in presenting Asian photographers, is pleased to announce its participation in ASIA WEEK NEW YORK, a city-wide event founded in 2009 to celebrate and promote Asian art. This will be the first time that a photography gallery has participated in this annual event. ASIA WEEK brings together art specialists, museums, auction houses, and galleries, with an itinerary of exhibitions and special events focused on Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art. 

Contemporary Photography Asian Perspectives features over 50 works from six decades by more than 20 Asian photographers.  The underlying theme of the exhibition is memory.  Miyako Ishiuchi’s recent large-scale color images of charred clothing from the aftermath of Hiroshima is juxtaposed with Shomei Tomatsu’s classic image of a watch frozen at 11:02 A.M., the exact moment of the atom bomb over Nagasaki.  China’s Cultural Revolution and the strict rule of conformity under Chairman Mao, exemplified by earlier propaganda photos from the Xinhua News Agency, were an inspiration for Tseng Kwong Chi’s self-portraits in his "Mao suit." Reagan Louie’s street portraits of stylish Shanghai residents in European-influenced dress further emphasize the recent rebellion against conformity, and the embrace of capitalism.

The revisiting of tradition through a modern lens is evident in Fan Ho’s cinematic interpretations of mid-century Hong Kong and in Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s modernist pictures of the 17th Century Japanese villa Katsura.

Traditional reverence for the splendors of nature has been challenged by the highly abstract color landscapes of Toshio Shibata, which embrace man-made infrastructure in harmony with natural surroundings, as well as in Hiroshi Sugimoto’s view of a polar bear in the snow, actually taken within our city’s Museum of Natural History.

Other photographers in the show include: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Masahisa Fukase, Fan Ho, Daido Moriyama, Yoko Ikeda, Yoshihiko Itō, Byung-Hun Min, Dodo Jin Ming, Masumasa Morimura, Yuji Hamada, Kazuo Sumida, and Magdalen Wong.