WHAT CAN I DO? - Mao Ishikawa

Mao Ishikawa, 2023
WHAT CAN I DO? - Mao Ishikawa
Publisher: Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation
Dimensions: 300 x 112 mm
Pages: 432
€ 42.46

Catalogue of the solo exhibition by Mao Ishikawa held at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery from October to December 2023.


From the intoruction of the exhibition:

"This solo exhibition attempts to bring out a true picture of Okinawa-based photographer Ishikawa Mao (b. 1953), who remains very active today. It includes major works from her early period and focuses particularly on new works in The Great Ryukyu Photo Scroll series that she has been working on since 2014.
Ishikawa’s photography was exhibited at an art museum outside Okinawa for the first time at the group exhibition Non-sect Radical Contemporary Photography Ⅲ at Yokohama Museum of Art in 2004, and she has since had held many exhibitions throughout the world. This show at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery is her first solo exhibition at an art museum in Tokyo, and follows the success of her career retrospective Ishikawa Mao: Bad Ass and Beauty One Love at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum in 2021.
While Ishikawa’s work is in public collections throughout the world and is widely known, there have been few opportunities to examine her photographs in the historical context of her earlier work. This show is to introduce her oeuvre in sequence from early works up to her latest pieces.
This show is a good opportunity to view the latest work by Ishikawa, who continues to train her lens on the frontline of the difficult geopolitical situation in which modern-day Okinawa still finds itself, despite the fact that last year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Okinawa’s return to Japan."


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