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Yoshimoto Nara: all thing must pass, but nothing is lost / precious days around me, sometimes farther along, sometimes under my feet

25th October 2018 at 8:00 am - 12th January 2019 at 5:00 pm BST

Presented as single images, at times in found-object frames, diptychs, multi-part pieces, and collages, Nara’s photographs offer a window into his visual world. These vivid records of memories, moments, feelings, and experiences collectively comprise a distinctly personal narrative that reveals his aesthetic sensibility and thinking. Nara’s unique vision of the everyday is perhaps best manifest in works from the SNS series, where he creates tabletop installations from arrangements of over 50 prints. The subjects in which Nara repeatedly finds meaning – the innocent faces of children, family members composed together, resting animals, tranquil landscapes, deteriorating architecture, and symbols of peace – and his careful manner of juxtaposing and sequencing them, disclose a deep-seated reverence for his native environment, its people, and its culture. Moreover, Nara’s interior studio scenes shed light on his own creative process and the literary, musical, and artistic influences that markedly inform his work. In inviting viewers to contemplate life from his own perspective, Nara’s photographs ultimately promote an expanded awareness and appreciation of humanity’s fascinating differences and inspiring similarities.


25th October 2018 at 8:00 am
January 12 at 5:00 pm
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Pace/MacGill Gallery
32 E 57th St, 9th floor
New York, NY 10022 United States