Nobuyoshi Araki - Photographoary: Photo-Mad Old Man A Turning 77 on 5.25.17
Apr 25, 2017 — Jul 01, 2017
Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Nobuyoshi Araki “Photographoary: Photo-Mad Old Man A Turning 77 on 5.25.17”. The exhibition, which will feature approximately 900 works comprising 116 color and 720 black and white photographs from the titular series, will be Araki’s 24th solo exhibition with the gallery.
Previously, Araki has affirmatively incorporated his aging process into his works to ceaselessly enrich his oeuvre. Araki, who has been confronted with, and overcome multiple illnesses such as prostate cancer and central retinal artery occlusion, which caused him to lose sight in his right eye, lives by transforming the changes in his body and life into fuel for photographing daily. Through this practice, he has produced an enormous number of new works. Like the person who grows more attractive with age, Araki’s new work is more intensely charged with the Eros and Thanatos instincts than ever before.