Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
Rinko Kawauchi graduated from Seian University of Art and Design in 1993 and started working as a photographer on freelance basis from 1997. In 2001, she simultaneously released a series of three photographic books—UTATANE, HANABI, HANAKO from Little More, which created an overnight sensation in the photography world in Japan. In 2002, she was awarded prestigious 27th Annual Kimura Ihei Award for two of the books, UTATANE and HANABI. Further publications by Rinko Kawauchi, which should be mentioned, are AILA (FOIL, 2004), the eyes, the ears, and Cui Cui (FOIL, 2005/both) and Semear (FOIL, 2007).Read More
Kawauchi has joined and held many group and solo exhibitions both at home and abroad to date, among others, major solo exhibitions are: 2005 Foundation Cartier pour lユart Contemporain, Paris (2006), The Photographers Gallery, London (2007), AILA + the eyes, the ears, Hasselblad Centre, Goeborg and Semear Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (2008), Cui Cui, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum.
Major group exhibitions include: 2006 Collection of the Foundation Cartier pour lユart Contemporain Museum Contemporary Art, Tokyo and 2008 Blooming: Brazil-Japan Where You Are, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi. Rinko Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.
Text courtesy ROSEGALLERY.
A translucent bubble floats in the air next to a picture of a baby’s head cradled tenderly in an adult’s arms. Nearby, among an arrangement of similarly intimate images, an infant’s tiny hand is gently enfolded in an elderly grandparent’s grasp. On a single wall in the National Portrait Gallery, amid the contrasting styles and subject matter of...
Rinko Kawauchi came to prominence in 2001 with the simultaneous publication of three photography books: Utatane (Japanese for catnap), Hanabi (fireworks) and Hanako (after the young girl who is the subject). From the start, her images were intimate, poetic and often luminously beautiful, the world around her–whether her family, the sky,...
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