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MIKA NINAGAWA ―Into Fiction/Reality―
蜷川実花 虚構と現実の間に

MIKA NINAGAWA ―Into Fiction/Reality― <br>蜷川実花 虚構と現実の間に
Mika Ninagawa is a Japanese photographer who has been awarded numerous photography awards including the most authoritative award Kimura Ihei Photography Award in Japan. She is not only a photographer but also a filmmaker. In 2007, she directed her first film SAKURAN to start off her career as a film director. Her retrospective solo exhibition in 2008 Mika Ninagawa: Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors toured art museums throughout Japan and attracted over 180,000 visitors. In 2010, the artist published her photo book MIKA NINAGAWA with Rizzoli N.Y.. Her second film Helter Skelter was released in 2012 and collected more than 2.2 million dollars at the box office. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the executive board members for the 2020 Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This fascinating photography collection contains carefully selected pieces from four of Ninagawa’s photography collections, such as Everlasting flowers, Portraits of the time, The days were beautiful”, and “trans-kyoto.

Her stunning works are categorized in 8 themes; which are Sakura, Everlasting Flowers, The days were beautiful, PLANT A TREE, Self-image, trans-kyoto, Portraits of the time, INTO FICTION?REALITY. This book also includes 3 special interviews with curators of art museums and organizations; Matthias Harder who is a curator of Halmut Newton Foundation, Takeshi Sakurai who is a director of Contemporary Art Museum, Simon Baker who is a director of Maison Européenne de la Photographie. All the artworks included in this book will also be exhibited across the country started in Kumamoto in June 2018.

色鮮やかな花々を撮影した「永遠の花」、著名人やスポーツ選手を撮影した「Portraits of the Time」、父・幸雄の死に向き合う日々を撮影した「うつくしい日々」、京都花街の芸舞妓を撮影した最新作の「trans-kyoto」など、蜷川実花の作品世界を9つのテーマでまとめた貴重な作品集です。2018年6月から熊本を皮切りに全国各地を巡回する同名の展覧会に合わせて同時発売いたします。
Author : Mika Ninagawa
Pages:208Pages(Full Color)
ISBN:978-4-7562-5095-7 C0072
Release Date : Jul/2018
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,778.00
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