monuke - Antoine Leblond

Antoine Leblon, 2022
monuke - Antoine Leblond
Publisher: La Figue Editions
Dimensions: 250 x 140 mm
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978 2 493281 00 5
€ 37.74

'monuke', which means exuvia in Japanese, designates the skin rejected by the body during the molting of insects, crustaceans, etc. As one of these organisms, Japan is constantly changing. Cities are transformed, villages are depopulated, buildings are demolished, others fall into oblivion and then offer themselves to the erosive caress of time.

This book is an attempt to show Japan through the visible marks of absence and disappearance, of the sacred and the abandonment of the sacred — a poetic lexicon of silence and the passage of time. This work, started in 2017 in the form of a collection of remains from the Shōwa era, took almost four years to find its final form.

The production of monuke, the first work of La Figue Éditions, was supported by the Sasakawa foundation.


limited edition of 200 copies, numbered


stock number: NB479

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