Within the framework of its series of exhibitions dedicated to Japanese photography, Galerie Da-End presents Mujô-kan, a display based this year on the notion of impermanence. Gathering seven contemporary artists, Mujô-kan revisits both philosophically and plastically the theme of the human body.
In the Buddhist thought, the notion of impermanence (Mujô-kan in Japanese) involves an acute consciousness of the ephemerality of things. A memento mori without fatality and more bound to reality and instant. First witnesses of the passage of time, the human face and body have always constituted one of the photographer’s favorite topics. The artists of the Mujô-kan exhibition, Tomohide Ikeya, Tomoko Kikuchi, Ken Kitano, Daïdo Moriyama, Satoki Nagata, Sakiko Nomura and Satoshi Saïkusa share a common interest in the human body, that they enhance or deconsecrate, carefully examine or dematerialize.
Exceptional opening hours :
Saturday, Nov. 16 until 9 pm
Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2:30 to 6 pm
Special Event :
Nô performance by Masato Matsuura on nov. 16, at 8pm
Press release (.pdf)
Artworks catalog (.pdf)