Takahashi Ai Photo Exhibition

Mountains, Villages, Fields
Takahashi Ai Photo Exhibition

2011 / 3 / 11 (Fri) – 4 / 24 (Sun)
Opening Reception:2011 / 3 / 12 (Sat) 14:00
Place:1839 Little Gallery

Mountains Villages Fields  (by Ai Takahashi)

An hour’s drive from Matsuyama City takes us to Kumakogen-cho (the town of Kuma highlands), located at the foot of Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain in the Western Japan.  In the heart of mountains about 800 meters high, the town is covered with snow in winter, which is rare in Shikoku.  Situated on the road between Tosa and Matsuyama, the town used to be a hub of flourishing forestry.  However, Japanese timber price fell sharply, and the town went through the “Merger of Heisei,” – the municipal mergers and dissolutions that took place five years ago.  The town lost many jobs, and a lot of people left Kuma, their native land.

There are two kinds of landscape.  One is the landscape composed solely by nature.  The other bears the trace of human activities.  It is this landscape with human activities that characterizes the mountains of Kuma.  People planted trees and always lived with the mountains.  A Native American saying goes, “landscapes are events.”  These “events” we perceive by our senses, not by words.

There are people who live their life with joy, even under the harsh nature and difficult financial conditions – people stay living there no matter what.  These people I respect.  People are born in this land and buried in the same land, which strikes me as a very simple yet happy life.  No advertisements need to highlight this land as a tourist destination.  The shooting stars and fireflies always fill the land with light.  Many times, this flow of light caught me with its beauty, which might be just a usual scene to the people in the land.

Even in the time of turbulent changes, there are certain things which never change, flowing quietly yet ceaselessly, like a vein of underground water.  As long as there are people – five or even one person – who live in the village, I would like to visit their land and listen to the breath of their lives.  It is in this place that a basic Japanese culture is deeply rooted.  It is an indispensable warm feeling that we have when assured we have a home to return to – for autumn festivals or New Year’s Day.  Hoping this warmth be forever, I wish to photograph various parts of Japan.

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[Art Talk] Nobuyoshi Araki’s Artbooks

荒木經惟 藝術講座 活動花絮

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2011 Summer Application for emerging artists!

1839 Little Gallery 夏季號 徵件

Opening now till May 31, 2011 for more information

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[Event] Water Way by Kenji Usuda

Water Way by Kenji Usuda  (2011.1.14-3.6)

Kenji Usuda 用水路 攝影展 活動花絮

Water Way by Kenji Usuda (opening and artist talk)

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Pomin Wu: L’imparfait (1.14-1.26)

L’imparfait
Photograph by Pomin WU

Opening Reception : Sat. January 16, 2011 at 14:30
On View : Friday, January 14 – 26, 2011
Venue:1839 Little Gallery

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Kenji Usuda: Water Way (1.14-3.6)

Water Way
Photograph by Kenji Usuda

Opening Reception:Sat. January 15, 2011 at 14:30
On View:Friday, January 14 – Sunday, March 6, 2011

Speech by:Kenji Usuda (Emerging Artist in Hokkaido, Japan)、Edward Chiu (curator)
(free, no booking but seats limited.  For reservation please email to info@1839cg.com,providing your full name、contact number、email,then you will receive the email confirmation)

exhibition overview

展覽簡介:

用水路不僅是開闢自然、為人類耕種食物而構築的人工建物,我更從中發現,人類的睿智與自然的生態共同茁壯,並且,由此榮生出一片美麗的風景。 臼田 健二 (Kenji Usuda)

因為厭煩嘈雜的大都會生活,在東京經歷了上班族的單調日子之後,臼田健二移住到北海道擁抱遼闊的大自然,雖然生活在北國的自然中,他的創作卻是以看似自然的人工風景物為主題,以低角度向上仰角拍攝人工的水道,呈現出如自然景觀的瀑布,展現出不同於過去的純自然風攝影,注入了現代人工元素的新風景,同時藝術家堅守傳統銀鹽相紙的攝影美學與技法,製作品質精美的作品,在現今數位時代裡異軍突起展現傳統美學創新觀念。

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黃東明 行吟 攝影個展 (12.12-01.09)

行吟 – 黃東明 攝影個展
展期:2010 / 12 / 12 (日) ~ 2011 / 01 / 09 (日)
地點:1839 當代藝廊 (台北市大安區延吉街120號地下樓)交通資訊

黃東明 行吟 攝影展

攝影作品像中國山水畫

繼去年獲EPSON贊助展覽「自然」後,當代攝影家黃東明再度舉辦個展「行吟」,這也是他多年來第九次舉辦攝影作品展。走遍了全台灣、福建霞浦、江西婺源,足跡甚至遠及內蒙、新疆。不論踩在古鎮石板路上,或是站在遍地黃沙邊緣,試圖及時架起20公斤重的相機設備,在滿城炊煙或漫天風沙中,記錄眼前的壯闊與蒼茫,留下天人合一的感動。本次個展「行吟」精選的多幅照片,手法仿若中國山水畫,尺幅普遍比以往更大,有的長達四公尺,既有微觀之妙,更有巨觀的氣度,甚至由外境的專注,轉向探索內在世界。

國內最大噴墨輸出照片

本次個展的最大照片長達四公尺,是目前國內最大的噴墨輸出照片。面對這麼大幅的照片,觀看者如果站得遠,簡約的構圖和悠遠的意境,婉如宋人山水畫那麼相似;如果站得近,會發現照片的細節清清楚楚呈現。不僅遠觀山水、林樹,可以遊,可以居;近觀人物、花草,也栩栩如生,連沙粒都清晰可辨……more

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劉庭佑 攝影個展 (11.19-12.01)

I. BORDER. THE WORLD BIGYOGRAPHY 劉庭佑 攝影個展
展期:2010/11/19 (五) ~ 2010/12/1 (三)
開幕:2010/11/20 (六) 2:30pm
地點:1839 Little Gallery
(台北市大安區延吉街120號地下樓)【交通資訊

展覽簡介:

23歲,將要當兵,一個我交界世界的真實過程….

這一年為了證明劉大佑和所有人的不同,改變原來大眾傳播的跑道,考取全然陌生的數位藝術研究所,認為那才是真正的自由意志和一直喜歡的事 ,雖然得到備取的結果有些遺憾,卻使自己想在當兵前一定要呈現近期的成果與想法。

個人攝影展覽,這個聽似簡單,其實卻耗盡近五個月時間的展覽,我只能說創作真不是件簡單事,需要累積堅持和體驗情感,在所有朋友的協助與抨擊下 激發了這些影像。

我願意一生善用老天給我的想像力,讓那些感動我的,讓所有人感動,就像藝術家蔡國強在接受《Ppaper》專訪所說:『讓人家覺得我這個人很有趣,同時也想到很多事』,這是我的目標。….more

Biyography

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[分享] 郭明哲 開幕花絮

Everyday Practice of Art
郭明哲攝影個展 2010/11/6 開幕花絮

郭明哲 攝影展開幕花絮

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[分享] 10/17 藝術講座

Our Face 我們的容顏  北野謙 攝影展
藝術講座  2010.10/16 (六) 15:00-17:00
講題:略論當代肖像攝影
主講人:陳敬寶 (2010年日本東川獎第26屆海外作家獎得主)

在眾人肖像的環繞之中,北野謙的系列講座在10/16揭開序幕,首場講座邀請到近日甫獲第26屆日本東川獎的陳敬寶主講,這位縱橫教育界和攝影界的藝術家,以深入淺出的方式侃侃而談,導覽作品之外,同時分享多位拍攝肖像攝影的知名大師名作。

現場朋友們凝神聚會,聆聽老師精湛的解說,談笑之間,我們彷彿站在巨人的肩膀上,遨遊攝影國度,藉由北野謙的Our Face,在時間的累積之中尋找深刻的存在。

北野謙與肖像攝影的小考察:

August Sander、Nancy Burson、KYUN Gwoo Chun、 River Hobo、北島敬三 The joy of portraits、Diane Arbus、Nicholas Nixon、Philip Lorca Di-corcia、Alec Soth、荒木經惟 等等…

※ 以上為講座中曾提及的攝影大師,有興趣的朋友,可以自行上網搜尋。

略論當代肖像攝影

略論當代肖像攝影

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