Eihoh Hosoe: “Photographs”

“To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirror or window of self-expression… the camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” – Eikoh Hosoe ASX CHANNEL: […]

Eikoh Hosoe – “Photographer” (2011)

Eikoh Hosoe, a leading figure in modern Japanese photography came to the Art Gallery of NSW to launch the exhibition ‘Eikoh Hosoe: theatre of memory’. In this video he discusses his work and inspirations. Eikoh Hosoe was born in Yonezawa, Yamagata in 1933 and graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1951. He exhibited in […]

An Interview with Koji Onaka (2013) – Drifting Free on a ‘Twin Boat’

  “The suburbs don’t change at the same pace of cities. Some of the places I visited twenty years ago will look the same way today. I’m not interested in crowds, so it’s more conducive to my working habits to be in the suburbs.”   Vladimir Gintoff interviews Koji Onaka for ASX. May 2013, at […]

NOZOMI IJIMA: “SCOFFING PIG”

  “SCOFFING PIG”  豚が嗤う I grew up in a house caught between a cow shed and a pigsty, within the calls of livestock the smells of grain and dung. My parents worked there everyday, often injuried from the kicks of cows. When I was an elementary school student, my classmates came to visit my farm […]

LIEKO SHIGA: “Canary”

In ‘Canary’, personal stories from people of local myths are combined with the artist, Lieko Shiga’s, own personal memories, feelings and experiences to tell hybrid tales of shared secrets, darkness and legend. (© Lieko Shiga, courtesy Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne)

ASX.TV: Takashi Murakami – “Arhat” (2013)

Having been long-time admirers of Takashi Murakami and, at the same time, given countless opportunities to extensively cover his prolific works of art, there was no doubt that we wouldn’t be there for the opening of Murakami’s “Arhat” exhibition and world premier of his film, “Jellyfish Eyes.” Taking place at Blum & Poe Los Angeles, […]

Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

  On December 15th, 2012, Polka Galerie had the honour to host Daido Moriyama for an extraordinary event: The Silkscreen Workshop. During an entire afternoon, the Japanese master, who came to Paris especially for this, helped the workshop participants create a silkscreen. In an atmosphere reminiscent of a factory, the “apprentice-for-a-day” chose one of five […]

Issei Suda: “Japan”

    Issei Suda (須田 一政, Suda Issei) is a Japanese photographer. Born in Tokyo in 1940, Suda graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1962. ASX CHANNEL: ISSEI SUDA (All rights reserved. Images @ Issei Suda)