Risaku Suzuki "Water Mirror"

January 20 Sat. - February 24 Sat.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday / 11:00-19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays & holidays
Opening reception: January 20 Sat, 18:00-20:00
【Talk event】Risaku Suzuki x Yoshihisa Tanaka: January 27 Sat, 17:00-18:30

© Risaku Suzuki, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery

CASE TOKYO is pleased to announce the exhibition "Water Mirror" by Japanese photographer Risaku Suzuki, to be held from January 20 to February 24, 2018. The exhibition features several original prints from Suzuki’s "Water Mirror" series (published as a photobook by the Fine-Art Photography Association in 2017) and illustrates how the reproduction of Suzuki’s vivid colour tones was achieved for the prints on display. This publication collects 46 images that take the surface of water as their chosen subject. This series follows Suzuki’s previous works, such as studies of Southern France’s Mont Sainte Victoire, theatelier of Paul Cézanne, Sakura (cherry blossoms) and Yuki (snowfall), and his lifelong documentation of his hometown Kumano, and consists of 46 images that take the surface of water as their chosen subject.

Risaku Suzuki was born in 1963 in Shingu City, Wakayama. Suzuki began using photography as medium for his creative output after graduating from Tokyo College of Photography Research Department in 1987. In 1998, KUMANO, his first photo book - comprising images of his hometown Kumano - was published. In 2000, he received the 25th Kimura Ihei Award for his book PILES OF TIME. He began teaching at the Department of Intermedia Art, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006. His works are included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

This exhibition is made possible with support from Taka Ishii Gallery and Fine-Art Photography Association.



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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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