Kazuyoshi Usui : Showa 96


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Après avoir publié la première partie de sa série Showa : Showa 88 en 2011,et Showa 92 en 2015, cet album est le troisième et dernier de la série de Kazuyoshi Usui.

Édité par Zen Foto Gallery et conçu par Satoshi Machiguchi, fondateur de Match & Company, Showa 96 réunit un ensemble d’œuvres qui introduit un monde d’impossibilités, où le présent et le futur ont été retravaillés pour créer un monde qui regorge de sensibilités cinématographiques et poétiques ; photos en couleurs.

“I am not trying to express nostalgia by naming my series ‘Showa’. To me, ‘Showa’ represents the ‘gritty determination to survive’. Rather, I am trying to create a world of fantasy, imagining if ‘Showa’ had continued to exist in another time and space and what kind of world it will be. I am releasing this third part of my Showa work just as the Heisei Era is coming to an end.
I find aesthetics in the contradictions and fraying that exist in human beings trying to survive throughout their life – people who continue to follow their own beliefs even when they are regarded as misfits. By following my gut feeling, sometimes I make portraits of them and sometimes I build stories from the feelings I get from the places.
Perhaps this whole process is now complete, and I hope to have filled the emptiness in my contradictory state of mind – living in a world of great comfort without having to worry about food and other necessities, even though I am thankful for the achievements of our predecessors.
Am I being driven by the era, or am I being driven by what I have deliberately made up for myself?
The only certain thing is, Heisei is ending this year, but Showa continues.” – Kazuyoshi Usui

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Informations complémentaires

Etat du livre Neuf
ISBN 13 9784905453796




Date d'édition

Poids 600 g
Dimensions 19 × 26 cm
Nombre de pages 80 pages
Reliure Relié
Langues anglais, japonais