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Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki
Curator Tour II


As part of the overarching theme of 6th SIPF 2018, Between Love & Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki traces the universal stories of love, death and sentiments told in a confessional diaristic style, coined by Araki as shishashin or ‘I-photography’. The 118 original photographs delve deep into the heart of Araki’s relationship with his wife, Yoko, beginning from Subway Love (1963) and expanding into Sentimental Journey (1971) and Winter Journey (1990).

In an attempt to exorcise his sadness of Yoko’s passing, Araki’s encounters with youths in the spring of 1994 led to his unflinching studio portraiture, and honest representation of the moment in time. With Araki’s balcony as a performative stage, this erratic and passionate tempo of life is alleviated by the mundane and humourous. While grounded in reality, the cracked lens images from his Uganbochi series are analogies for his failing right eye, like a portal to another world. For Araki, they are reminders that death is on the other side of life, as well as love.

Curator
Gwen Lee
Co-Founder and Director of SIPF

Limited to 20 pax
Duration 1.5 hours

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27 Oct, Sat:
3pm—4.30pm

Event Information

Event Start
24 Nov 2018

Event End
24 Nov 2018

Opening Hours

Sat: 3pm—4.30pm

Advisory 16 (Some Nudity)

Venue

DECK

Entry Fee
Free for Festival Pass holders / $12

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