Silence and Image: Essays on Japanese Photographers by Mariko Takeuchi

Photographers include: Ryudai Takano, Ken Domon, Risaku Suzuki, Ryo Suzuki, Ryuichiro Suzuki, Osamu James Nakagawa,Maki Umaba, Takashi Arai, Lieko Shiga, Eriko Koga, Bishin Jumonji Akaaka Art Publishing/ Shashasha

Osamu James Nakagawa:廻―Kai―シリーズ3/30 - 5/5, 2018

オープニング・レセプション3/29 18:00-20:00

春一番の展覧会のご報告をさせていただきます。 再来週からニューヨーク・SepiaEYE ギャラリーで3月29日より個展を開催いたします。

廻Kai シリーズは、父の死・娘の誕生をきっかけに、1998年から撮りつづけている写真です。ヒューストンの国際フォトフェストで発表して以来、18年の時日がたちましたが、その後、母がなくなり、娘は今年で二十歳の大学生になり、この度20年の節目も兼ね、個展をすることになりました。今回の展展示では、映像作家の Rachel Lin Weaver とのコラボレーション・ビデオも展示します。

オープニングでは昨年10月に出版した、A Shared Elegy: Emmet Gowin・Elijah Gowin・Takayuki Ogawa ・James Nakagawaのブックサインも予定しております。https://www.amazon.co.jp/Shared-Elegy-Elijah-Gowin/dp/0253032512/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520718227&sr=8-1&keywords=a+shared+elegy

丁度、4/6-8のAIPADも重なります。開催期間ニューヨークにお越しの際は、是非お立ち寄りください。

A World History of Photography 5th edition

Please to share this news of my photograph from Kai series, Morning Light, Bloomington Indiana Spring 1999 will be inclused in the 5th edition of A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum . Book will be avilabale this fall 2019.

Naomi Rosenblum's classic history of photography traces the evolution of this young art form chronologically and thematically. Exploring the diverse roles that photography has played in the communication of ideas, Rosenblum devotes special attention to topics such as portraiture, documentation, advertising, and photojournalism, and to the camera as a means of personal artistic expression. Her text is illustrated with nearly nine hundred images by photographers both celebrated and little known, arranged in stimulating juxtapositions that illuminate their visual power.

This fifth edition of A World History of Photography is substantively revised and updated. The photography of the past several decades is reevaluated from a contemporary perspective, and international developments are covered in greater detail. The main strands of today's complex universe of digital image-making are masterfully summarized and placed in their historical context, and the careers of representative contemporary photographers are studied in depth. ISBN-13: 978-0789213440 ISBN-10: 0789213443

Kyotographie 2019: Gallery Sugata

Nakagawaʼs “dual identity” allows him to cast a critical eye on divided values across America in the wake of the “America First” electoral campaign from the neutral middle ground of his early-1990s Eclipse series and later Kai series that looks interpersonal ties within his own family.

Kyotographie 2019

A Room for Solace curated by Alec Soth

With this exhibition, Alec Soth wants to take a break from the fractious public square of photography and wander quietly into people’s homes. Behind these doors, he hopes to find a sliver of solace in these unstable times. This special exhibition curated for The Photography Show will feature domestic interiors that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times. A Room for Solace

Canonical artists were the pillars of the special exhibition at AIPAD curated by Alec Soth. Titled A Room for Solace: An Exhibition of Domestic Interiors, it included works from quiet still lifes to poignant portraits, such as a 1920s view of surrealist poet Paul Nougé’s home photographed by René Magritte to a 2013 portrait of artist Osamu James Nakagawa’s aging mother. The Photography Show by AIPAD 201904.18.2019

Photography to End All Photography

A major international photography biennale focuses on manipulated photography. The participating Danish and international artists all create amazing photographs that are almost impossible to distinguish from reality. But on closer inspection, the photos reveal the most surprising details that make us unsure whether what we are seeing is reality or fabrication – just like a great many of the photos we are surrounded by on social media and other platforms.

The exhibition features works by: Lykke Andersen, DK, Thomas Bangsted, DK, Morten Barker, DK, Kelli Conell, USA, Keith Cottingham, USA, Filip Dujardin, FR, Jeannette Ehlers, DK, Peter Funch, DK, Niklas Goldbach, DE, Beate Gütschow, DE, Craig Kalpakjian, USA, Yang Yong Liang, CH, Gerhard Mantz, DE, Osamu James Nakagawa, USA, Robert Overweg, NL, Jesper Rasmussen, DK, Johan Rosenmunthe, DK, Eva Stenram, GB, Myne Søe-Pedersen, DK, Ryan Trecartin, USA, Ebbe Stubb Wittrup, DK

Be Strong And Do Not Betray Your Soul, August 27 – October 18, 2018

Light Work is pleased to announce Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection. The exhibition is guest-curated by For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States, co-founded in 2016 by former Light Work artists-in-residence Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas. The exhibition features over forty photographs from the Light Work Collection. The list of artists includes: Karl Baden, Deborah Bright, Jen Davis, Jess Dugan, Jim Goldberg, David Graham, Osamu James Nakagawa, Pipo Nguyen-Duy, Deana Lawson, Suzanne Opton, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Kanako Sasaki, Brian Ulrich, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, and others.Light Work.

Women - through the lense- July 12 -September 1, 2018

PGI is pleased to present Women −through the lens−, the group exhibition of gallery collections.

For a long time, women have brought a lot of master pieces as a subject… elegance, delicacy, glamour with women and a capacity as a mother… The group exhibition will show works from famous photographers like Wynn Bullock, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Andre Kertesz, Paolo Roversi, Edward Weston, Takashi Arai, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Michiko Kon, Tomio Seike and Osamu James Nakagawa among others.PGI.

Point of Departure: Mexico • Daitojima • Yonagunijima、Novemver 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018

Heshiki Gallery is pleased to present a two-person show, featuring Osamu James Nakagawa and Kenshichi Heshiki. The exhibition presents rarely shown early work from these two renowned photographers. Nakagawa’s early straight photography portrays his experience traveling from Houston across Mexico as a young photographer. Heshiki, a native Okinawan, aimed his lens towards the archipelago’s remote islands, during the early 1970s. The photographers work is brought together in a limited edition of 10 handmade portfolio, available from the artist.

Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017

From 22 October - 26 November 2017, the 24th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photography Festival will take place. During ‘NUCLEUS, imagining science’ work of 74 photographers from 26 countries can be seen at seven locations in Groningen, Eelde and Assen.

Tribute to human ingenuity NUCLEUS is about science and the representation of it by independent photographers and artists. In response to social developments, more and more artists use science in their research and as a source of inspiration. Science and art form a fertile combination after all. Both disciplines work from an investigative urge, with curiosity, originality, creativity and an open mind as fundamental principles. In NUCLEUS, the photographers tell their stories about science and the representation of it in around 700 images. It is the first time a collaboration from Noorderlicht will occur with KINK in Assen and Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde....

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A Shared Elegy

The Grunwald Gallery in conjunction with the Sydney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is pleased to present the exhibition and monograph A Shared Elegy. The exhibit opened on October 13 and continues through November 16, 2017. A Shared Elegy presents the work of four photographers connected by family ties. Osamu James Nakagawa and his uncle, Takayuki Ogawa, and Elijah Gowin and his father, Emmet Gowin, present unique but overlapping visions recording family histories. Nakagawa, like his uncle Ogawa, grew up in Japan and draws upon his country’s traditions and the practice of honoring elders.

Family heritage and home in Virginia have inspired the Gowins to make photographs that depict the intimate and hallowed nature of the world. These photographs compel us to reflect on our own lineage and consider our place in the progression of generations and the cycle of life.

The 112-page book, A Shared Elegy, is published and distributed through Indiana University Press and features essays by Yoshiko Suzuki and Joel Smith and more than eighty images. This book is the result of the first collaboration between the Grunwald Gallery and the Eskenazi Museum of Art, recognizing each as a key venue for displaying and collecting contemporary photography.

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