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Opening Reception

Ametsuchi: Opening Reception with Rinko Kawauchi

Tuesday, September 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


Join us for the opening reception celebrating Rinko Kawauchi’s latest work, Ametsuchi, in which she shifts her attention from the micro to the macro. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the book released by Aperture in spring 2013. The title is comprised of two Japanese characters meaning “heaven and earth,” and is taken from the title of one of the oldest pangrams in Japanese—a chant in which each character of the Japanese syllabary is used. In Ametsuchi, Kawauchi brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as photographs of a traditional style of controlled-burn farming (nokayi) in which the cycles of cultivation and recovery span decades and generations.

Music by J.Boo

This exhibition is coproduced by Aperture Foundation and ROSEGALLERY.

It is made possible with the generous support of Susan Steinhauser and Daniel Greenberg.

Additional support provided by Sheri Sandler.

Image: Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, 2012

Ametsuchi: Opening Reception with Rinko Kawauchi