Daido Moriyama: Printing Show—TKY

When 4 Nov 2011 - 12 Nov 2011
Where Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
United States
Cost $75

Daido Moriyama, Printing Show, 2011 . Courtesy of the artist

Performance (Part of Performa 11): November 4, 2-4pm, 6-9pm; November 5, 12-3pm, 5-8pm

Exhibition on View: November 7 – 12 2011

Press Release:

Printing Show is a recreation of Daido Moriyama’s 1971 performance of the same name. Following the format of the original performance as closely as possible, in lieu of prints mounted on the gallery walls, visitors to the gallery will find the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine duplicating his photographic prints. These photocopied sheets will be assembled and staple-bound with a silkscreened cover printed in the gallery space during the performance. The work featured will include a selection of images made in Tokyo over the last fifteen years.

In this collaborative bookmaking performance, visitors will select, edit, and sequence the sheets of the ad hoc photobook, titled TKY, choosing from a menu of fifty-four double-sided photocopied sheets that will be on view in the gallery space.

Daido Moriyama has been publishing and exhibiting his photography since the late 1960s, with a bibliography of over 300 monographs to his name. A major retrospective, Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog, originated in 2000 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and subsequently toured internationally to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Japan Society in New York, Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and numerous other venues. He is a recipient of the Cultural Award of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. Forthcoming exhibitions include a major retrospective, On the Road, to be presented at the Osaka National Museum of Art from June to October 2011, and William Klein/Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern from October 2012 to January 2013.

Presented as part of Performa 11. For more information please click here.