William Klein & Daido Moriyama opening at Tate Modern
At Tate Modern in London, William Klein + Daido Moriyama starts tomorrow, October 10. The exhibition examines the relationship between the work of Klein, one of most important photographers in the 20th century, and Daido Moriyama, the Japanese photographer has made a radical impact on the photographic world by his Aré Buré Boké (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus) style. For more information about the exhibition, visit tate.org.
If you won’t be in London, there are two other exhibitions of Moriyama’s work currently on view in Paris and in Tokyo.
In Paris, Polka Galerie is currently hosting a three-part cycle of exhibitions dedicated to his work. Currently on view is Hokkaido-Northern, presenting Moriyama’s photography from Northern part of Japan in 1978, later revisited in color in the years since 2008. Cycle Daido Moriyama is on view through January 13, 2013, for more information, visit polkagalerie.com.
In Tokyo, BLD Gallery presents Labyrinth, a collection of Moriyama’s contact sheets, both original, as well as new collages combining negatives from the past five decades of his work. Out of all three of the above exhibitions, you will be the closest to the subject of Moriyama’s work here. After visiting the gallery, go to the Golden Gai bar district in Shinjuku, his favorite part of town. After a few drinks in the tiny bars, you too may experience Daidio’s Shinjuku as he revealed it in his works.
The above gallery features work from the William Klein + Daido Moriyama exhibition at Tate Modern.
Labyrinth is also available as a book published by Aperture.