Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Miyako Ishiuchi,Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Miyako Ishiuchi
Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Photographs: Miyako Ishiuchi

Publisher: Wides Shuppan

92 pages

Year: 2001

Comments: Softcover with with illustrated dust jacket, 225 mm × 182 mm. Signed by the photographer.

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“Endless Nights” Ms. Ishiuchi shot abandoned apartments used as flophouses and temporary quarters for prostitution.

Interestingly, it is in these derelict places that she seems to seek out and linger over specific and poetic decorative features: a painted bird, a stained-glass window, a big heart-shape cut out of a wall with a view of what look like prison bars beyond.

Bars, fences and other obstructions recur in these early pictures, contributing to the subtle construction of the compositions, but also keeping everything at a distance. It’s as if the city that the artist grew up in and obviously knew well was already a ghost town on display, and her memory of it a postmortem condition. HOLLAND COTTER



Miyako Ishiuchi,Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Miyako Ishiuchi,Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Miyako Ishiuchi,Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

Miyako Ishiuchi,Endless Night 2001 (Signed)

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