From the series ME, 2020 © Rinko Kawauchi, Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie
From the series ME, 2020 © Rinko Kawauchi, Courtesy of Christophe Guye Galerie 
Rinko Kawauchi. A faraway shining star, twinkling in hand

24/05/2024 - 08/09/2024

Fotografiska Tallinn 
Telliskivi 60a/8 
10412 Tallinn   

Rinko Kawauchi is one of the most established artists in Japan and known worldwide for her dreamy, poetic and unique imagery. The new exhibition "a faraway shining star, twinkling in hand" features artist’s two most recent series, M/E and An interlinking. These works include everything from photographs to video art, light boxes and photo sculptures.
The M/E series is a tribute to “Mother Earth”, with photos of grand natural phenomena from Kawauchi’s trip to Iceland in 2019. She planned to return to the country to finish the series but was forced to remain in Japan when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This led to completing the second part of the series with photos from her everyday life and from winter in Hokkaido, Japan.
In the ongoing An interlinking series, Kawauchi has depicted her everyday life for 20 years, often with her daughter as her subject. Taking both a micro and macro perspective has become significant for Kawauchi’s artistry, an approach that becomes particularly apparent in the contrast of these two series: small everyday situations in the face of grand natural phenomena.