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Emi Anrakuji: 1800 Millimètre


  • MIYAKO YOSHINAGA 547 West 27th Street, Suite 204 New York, NY 10001 (map)

Opening Reception, Saturday April 25, 6-9pm

Emi Anrakuji’s new exhibition ”1800 Millimètre,” references her hospitalization from her mid 20's to her early 30's. Bound to a sickbed unable to hold even a pen, Anrakuji discovered that a camera could be used to transcend her extremely limited physical environment. During her gradual recovery, her body and mortality became the obsessions that still continue in her work today. Her ongoing pain, irritation, and resignation inform the 15 b&w and 5 color images of this exhibition and resonate with the work of well-known poet Shiki Masaoka and his collection of essays entitled "Byōshō rokushaku" (The Six-foot Sickbed) which he completed just before he died at age 35. (Image credit: Untitled 244 (from the series1800 Millimètre), gelatin silver print, 2015, 7 x 9.5 in.) 

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA
547 West 27th Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10001
www.miyakoyoshinaga.com
+1 212 268 7132
info@miyakoyoshinaga.com 

Earlier Event: April 21
Land: Photographs By Uruma Takezawa
Later Event: April 29
Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga