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Panel Discussion

Rupture, Reconnection: Eikoh Hosoe’s Photography

Wednesday, October 9

6:30 pm

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


This event is free for students with I.D. and members of Aperture at the $75 level and above.

Join Aperture and Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery for a conversation on the career and influence of Eikoh Hosoe, widely acknowledged as a pioneer of expressionistic post–World War II Japanese photography. Hosoe, whose oeuvre spans over fifty years, has explored the human body’s physicality as a subject that reveals a shifting interior landscape of dreams and desires.

Panelists Russet Lederman, Kunié Sugiura, and Charles Traub will share their knowledge as researchers, critics, and fellow artists about Hosoe’s groundbreaking work from the 1960s onward. Traub and Sugiura will concentrate on Hosoe’s influence on their generation, while Lederman will introduce an overview of Hosoe as a postwar photographer with a focus on his role as a teacher and catalyst for an East-West dialogue. Excerpts from Hosoe’s 1960 film Heso to genbaku (Navel and A-Bomb) will be shown alongside photographs during the discussion.

This panel is made possible with the support of Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Eikoh Hosoe: Curated Body 1959-1970, on view through October 19, 2013.

Image: Eikoh Hosoe, Man and Woman #20. Courtesy of Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery / Howard Greenberg Gallery.


Rupture, Reconnection: Eikoh Hosoe's Photography