Keiji Uematsu, ‘Horizontal Position’, 1975, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Based in both Osaka and Dusseldorf, and having represented Japan at the 1988 Venice Biennale, Keiji Uematsu is primarily known for his conceptual practice and large-scale sculptural pieces that explore gravity and other unseen forces. He first began to incorporate photography into his work in the early 1970s as a documentary tool, capturing himself interacting with his three-dimensional pieces as well as the spaces in which they were installed. These two prints depict the artist in unconventional positions inside the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art galleries, where his sculptural work "Cutting" was installed in 1973. The original source photographs for the two prints presented here (as well as a version of Cutting) were recently on view in Japan Society's presentation of the exhibition "For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography (2015)."


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Image rights: Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates, © Keiji Uematsu

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