このたびAMMON KYOTOでは、2022年8⽉5⽇(⾦)より京都府⽣まれの写真家、⽥原桂⼀の個展を開催いたします。 本展は”光と戯れながら”をテーマに、⼆部構成にて作品を披露いたします。 7 ⽉31 ⽇まで開催している第⼀弾でのトルソーシリーズに続き、第⼆弾の本展ではポラロイドシリーズをテーマに展⽰を構成いたします。 ⽥原桂⼀が⽣涯追い続けた”光”の美しさと迫⼒を、是⾮直接肌で感じていただけますと幸いです。 皆様のご来廊を⼼よりお待ちしております。 AMMON KYOTO is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Kyoto-born photographer Keiichi Tahara starting August 5, 2022. This exhibition will be divided into two parts under the theme of "playing with light". Following the torso series in the first part of the exhibition, which is on view until July 31, the second part of the exhibition will focus on the Polaroid series. Mr. Tahara aspired to become a photographer in Europe after witnessing the sharp light of that region, which is different from that of Japan. The subject of his photographs is not the light illuminating the subject, but the light itself highlighted by the subject. We hope you will be able to directly experience the beauty and power of "light" that Keiichi Tahara has been pursuing throughout his life.
ARTIST STATEMENT ⼈間としての記憶、家族の記憶、 個⼈的記憶、それらが漠然として僕の中に堆積している。
Memories as a human being, memories of family, personal memories, they are all vaguely accumulated in my mind.
They are as a transparent thing as stack of glass plates.
I always see myself wandering through the layers of accumulated memories.
And there is always some form of light intervening in the fragments of memory.
(Quoted from Keiichi Tahara's text)
INFORMATION ⽥原 桂⼀「光と戯れながら」 Part2 ポラロイドシリーズ 〜陰翳の炸裂〜 会場：AMMON KYOTO 会期: 2022年8⽉5⽇(⾦)‒9⽉4⽇(⽇) 営業時間：11:00~ 19:00 無休 〒604-8004 京都市中京区三条通河原町東⼊中島町87 Tel /Fax: 075-366-4400 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keiichi Tahara Playing with light Part2 Polaroid Series 〜Bursting Shadow〜 Supported by Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon AMMON KYOTO Dates: 2022.8.5 Fri. ‒ 9.4 Sun Opening Hours：11:00~ 19:00 Open Everyday 87, Nakajima-cho, Sanjo-dori Kawara-machi Higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8004, Japan Tel /Fax: 075-366-4400 Email: email@example.com
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.