Revisitations to a Vacumm’s Nest by Eikoh Hosoe
CEPA Gallery, in collaboration with Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) and Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Arts Center, is pleased to present Revisitations to a Vacuum’s Nest, a selection of vintage photographs from VSW’s archives by legendary Japanese avant-gardist Eikoh Hosoe.
The exhibition will take place from June 24 — August 27, 2016 throughout CEPA’s Flux and Passageway galleries. An opening reception will take place on Friday, June 24 from 7-10pm.
The exhibition will include an iteration of Hosoe’s earliest series Man and Woman, featuring famed dancer and performance artist Tatsumi Hijikata, creator of the Butoh school of dance. Also on view will be selections from the series Kamaitachi (also featuring Hijikata), as well as selections from the series Killed By Roses — a collaboration with revered Japanese author and polymath Yukio Mishima.
A selection of cinematic presentations featuring Mishima and Hijikata, as well as films by Shuji Terayama, a member of Eikoh Hosoe’s multi-disciplinary experimental art ensemble Jazzu Eiga Jikken-Shitsu (Jazz Film Laboratory), will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. These films will help underscore the aesthetics, persuasions, and concerns of this burgeoning period of experimental artists, whose defiance of traditional modes marked the oncoming storm of Japan’s cultural revolution.