ARAKI Nobuyoshi: Photo-Crazy A


As well as the new works that form its core, the exhibition also includes some early photographs and ongoing projects. It is divided into nine sections: Dai Koga (Grand Light Picture Scroll); One Hundred Views of the Sky; One Hundred Views of Flowers; Shakyo Rojin A Nikki 2017.7.7 (A Diary 2017.7.7); The Greengrocer; POLANOGRAPHY; Hi-Nikki (Non-Diary Diary); Yuen no Onna (Captive Women in a Pleasure Garden); and Setsujitsu (Ripping The Truth).

6. Polanography (From an ongoing project)

In this section, we present archive footage of Araki’s exhibitions of polaroids and of the polaroids themselves. He has been holding these exhibitions since 2002. In the polaroids, Araki puts the medium to masterful effect in capturing daily events and the flow of time. The playful title was devised by Araki himself, and is typical of his talent for experimenting with language.

Polanography, 2002-2017