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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Yutaka Takanashi

b. 1935, Japan

Yutaka Takanashi was born in Tokyo in 1935. Since beginning his career as a photographer at the end of the 1950s, Takanashi has, on the one hand, worked on the front lines of commercial photography, while also consistently turning his gaze towards his central theme of 'cities', exhibiting a wide range of series about this subject. In 1964, he won the 8th Japan Photo Critics Association Newcomer’s Award, and in 1967 he won the 5th Paris Young Artists Biennial Grand Prize in Photography. In 1968, together with Takuma Nakahira, Koji Taki and Takahiko Okada, he began publishing the photography magazine PROVOKE, which stopped its activities in 1970. In 1984 and 1993 he won The Photographic Society of Japan Annual Award, and in 1991 he won the 3rd Society of Photography Award. In 1993, together with Genpei Akasegawa and Yutokutaishi Akiyama, he formed the 'Leica Alliance'. His representative works include Toshi-e (Towards the City) (1974), Town (1977), Tokyoites 1978-1983 (1983), Hatsukuni (Pre-Landscape) (1993), Chimeiron (Genius Loci, Tokyo) (2000), NOSTALGHIA (2004) and Kakoimachi (Walled City) (2007). In 2009, he held the exhibit Field Notes of Light, at The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. In 2012, his photography book IN won the 31st Ken Domon Award.

Featured Artworks

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Tokyoites 1978-1983 by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiTokyoites 1978-1983, c. 1980 Gelatin silver print
41.9 x 52.1 x 3.2 cm (incl frame)
Blum & Poe
Tokyoites 1978-1983 by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiTokyoites 1978-1983, 1981 Gelatin silver print
41.9 x 52.1 x 3.2 cm (incl frame)
Blum & Poe
Towards the City by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiTowards the City, 1968/ca.1978 Gelatin silver print
27 x 40.8 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Towards the City by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiTowards the City, 1970s/ca.1978 Gelatin silver print
26.9 x 40.8 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Towards the City, 1970s/ca by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiTowards the City, 1970s/ca, 1978 Gelatin silver print
Taka Ishii Gallery
Niche Tokyo by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiNiche Tokyo, 2013 - 2014 / 2015 Lambda print
43.6 x 54.5 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
Niche Tokyo by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiNiche Tokyo, 2013 - 2014 / 2015 Lambda print
43.6 x 54.5 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery
AQUA TREE by Yutaka Takanashi contemporary artwork Yutaka TakanashiAQUA TREE, 2010 / 2013 Silver dye bleach print
43.2 x 54.1 cm
Taka Ishii Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Yutaka Takanashi , Niche Tokyo at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Closed
22 August–26 September 2015 Yutaka Takanashi Niche Tokyo Taka Ishii Gallery, Photography / Film, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Yutaka Takanashi, AQUA TREE at Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Closed
2–30 November 2013 Yutaka Takanashi AQUA TREE Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

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