Daido MORIYAMA : Daido Tokyo

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Exhibition at the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art until 5th June 2016

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Color (2008-2015) Photo: Courtesy of the artist / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, via Fondation Cartier

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo Color (2008-2015)
Photo: Courtesy of the artist / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation, via Fondation Cartier

 

Photographer Daido Moriyama (born in 1938) takes us along on his tour through Japan, sharing his fascination with the untameable city that is Tokyo. Camera-in-hand he wanders, since the late 90s, the narrow streets of the frenetic neighbourhood called Shinjuku. Daido Moriyama grabs, without filter and from every angles, residents and their strange, sometimes unexpected environment.

 

It is a jumble of faded billboards, unusually shaped pipework, luscious lips, fishnet stockings and stray dogs (a term he chooses to qualify himself). All in full colour! Indeed, after having devoted an exhibition to the black and white pictures of the artist in 2003, the Cartier Foundation presents us today with his colour photographs.

However, lovers of black and white can rest assured, a second room houses a giant slide show with 25 minutes packed with contrasts!

Daido Moriyama Dog and Mesh Tights, 2014-2015 Diaporama de 291 photographies noir et blanc, 25 min Musique de Toshihiro Oshima Conception audiovisuelle : Gérard Chiron Courtesy of the artist / Getsuyosha Limited / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Daido Moriyama
Dog and Mesh Tights, 2014-2015
Diaporama de 291 photographies noir et blanc, 25 min
Musique de Toshihiro Oshima
Conception audiovisuelle : Gérard Chiron
Courtesy of the artist / Getsuyosha Limited / Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Practical information

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain

Address: 261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-8pm, evening on Tuesday, until 10pm

Admission fees: full fare: 10,50€, reduced: 7€

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