Each Modern is pleased to announce an exhibition of new lightbox works by Moriyama Daido as the inaugural exhibition.
Light and memory has been the key to the Japanese photo master who has defined the photograph as 'a fossil of light and time'. The lightbox underscores impact of photograph surface but also add depth and resonance to memories, and highlights how Moriyama re-uses and re-thinks his own work. The intense rendering imagery by lightbox also recalls the rapid change of social landscapes and medias in Japan from 70’s to present.
Radiation includes 8 large scale lightbox works produced exclusively for Each Modern featuring the most important images by the artist: Accident(1969), Yokosuka(1970), Another Country in New York(1971), Stray Dog, Misawa(1971), Tights in Shimotakaido(1987) and others.
Moriyama Daido(b.1938) is one of the most known and prolific Japanese photographers working today. His photographic style, described as grainy, blurry, out of focus, heightens the darkness and strangeness lurking below the surface of the urban landscape. He became a member of the influential collective Provoke in 1968 and kept on pushing the limits of photograph for more than five decades. His works has been widely exhibited and collected by prominent public institute, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Centre Pompidou, Paris. Recent important retrospective includes Tate Modern(with William Klein, 2012), Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain(2016) and The National Museum of Art Osaka(2011).