17.06. bis 02.07. 2016
Finding an apposite expression for the spirit of the object, the event, the site, or the state of mind is a part - really the essential part - of the tradition of Japanese art. In the past this expression was always quiet and refined. As the spirit of personal experience erupted and came to the surface, the new photography was wrenched into different forms. What confuses most Western viewers about this work is not so much that it stems from an unknowable, secret Japanese source, but that it is expressionistic by nature. In looking back over the last hundred and fifty years of photography, one finds very few true expressionists. D. T.