Ametsuchi, Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi

On behalf of Chris Boot, executive director of Aperture Foundation, please join us for a private Patron reception and walkthrough with artist Rinko Kawauchi for the opening of

Ametsuchi, Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00-7:00 p.m.*

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York

*Public opening of this exhibition and Portfolio Prize winner Brian Schutmaat’s Grays the Mountain Sends will begin at 7:00 p.m.

RSVP using the link below or email [email protected] by Friday, September 13.

Rinko Kawauchi, Untitled, 2012



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. The 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.

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.