“The Gaze of Things” at @bombasgens Centre D’art
Between 1957 and 1972, a radical transformation in photographic language was brought about in #Japan by a group of photographers who started to develop their work in the postwar period. This renovation ran parallel to the great economic, cultural and psychosocial changes of a period marked by social confrontation directed in particular against the American legacy of the occupation. The unprecedented economic rise experienced by the country from 1964 onwards, together with its rapid immersion in an industrial and consumer culture that suppressed the values and structures of a fundamentally agrarian society, formed the background against which these artists developed a new kind of photography. .
The Gaze of Things. Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke is an exhibition that gathers a selection of pictures taken by photographers belonging to four generations: Toyoko Tokiwa, Ikkō Narahara, Shōmei #T ōmatsu, Eikoh #Hosoe , Akira #Sat ō, Kikuji #Kawada , Hiroshi #Hamaya , Takashi #Hamaguchi , Nobuyoshi #Araki , Yutaka Takanashi, Takuma #Nakahira , Daidō #Moriyama , Tamiko #Nishimura , Ishiuchi #Miyako and Kōji #Enokura . ...