Opening Exhibition

Nobuyoshi Araki - Theater of Love

September 30 (Sat) - November 12 (Mon) 2017

A box, about the size of a cabinet card, labelled “Theater of Love”. Opening it, there were about 150 photographic prints inside. They must have been taken around ʼ65. Back then, I was clicking away on an Olympus Pen F, experimenting with thermal development, fooling around with printing and film developing techniques. The photos capture me, and the women and the life and the places of that era. Seems like I already called them “Theater of Love” in those days. But either way ̶ good stuff. Good photos. You canʼt get this with digital.”
(Nobuyoshi Araki, December 2010, from the Taka Ishii Gallery press release)

The series “Theater of Love” consists of around 100 photographs taken around the year 1965, when Araki was working at advertising giant Dentsu. The photos were first shown at an exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery in February 2011. For the opening of CASE TOKYO, Case is proud to announce an exhibition featuring each of Nobuyoshi Arakiʼs original “Theater of Love” prints, and the publication of the accompanying photobook “Theater of Love”, documenting the entire series in bookform.
The exhibition is held in cooperation with Taka Ishii Gallery and Zen Foto Gallery.



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Opening Exhibition

Exhibition Chan Dick: Chai Wan Fire Station
Book Launch: Nobuyoshi Araki: Theater of Love

September 29(Fri) - November 19 (Sun) 2017

CASE Rotterdam hosts an exhibition accompanying the new release of Chan Dickʼs photobook “Chai Wan Fire Station”.

Hongkong-based photographer Chan Dick has garnered international acclaim with his photo series “Chai Wan Fire Station”. “One day, working in my office, I discovered that the window in my bathroom was overlooking theChai Wan firestation. The view had much moreto offer than I had originally imagined. Thefiremen did their training, of course, but they also played volleyball, cleaned their fire-engines,practiced unrelated stuff and so on ̶ all of these things were taking place in this small area.”Far below Dickʼs toilet window, he was looking into the small world in which the firemen lived their everyday lives. Chan Dick was drawn towards photographing the daily activities from his birdʼs-eye viewpoint for the minimalism and beauty it offered.Chan Dickʼs original publication was a critical success throughout the Asian photography world, winning him a Hong Kong Photo Book Award in 2015 and a Tokyo International FotoAward in 2016.
The CASE ROTTERDAM exhibition of Chan Dickʼs photographs ̶ and the accompanying release of the photobook “Chai Wan FireStation” by Case Publishing ̶ will be the first time Chan Dickʼs series is made available to a European audience.Furthermore, advance copies of Nobuyoshi Arakiʼs new book “Theater of Love” (to be publishedin Tokyo at the end of September) will be available for pre-purchase.



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