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11-18 November 2011

 


 
Taka Ishii Gallery

Yuki Kimura, Ursel (24,XII, 40), 2009.
Photo : Yasushi Ichikawa.
Courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Taka Ishii Gallery

Yuki Kimura

Yuki Kimura frequently uses photography as a starting point for her installations, which explore the complex relationship between images, memory, and the psychological drive to weave narratives in response to visual stimuli. Instead of straightforwardly using photographs as documentations or representations, her works, which oftenemploy visual puns, implore viewers to consider how one makes sense of images. Early on in her career, she produced a series of portraits that intentionally distanced the viewer from their subjects by refusing to offer any psychological insights. These works confronted viewers with the uncanny effect of photographic portraits, hich often outlive or otherwise betray their subjects. More recently, she has incorporated found photographs alongside those she produced to address the way in which photographic images are used to reconstruct the past and bring it into the present. Kimura carefully selects images and displays them in unorthodox ways, often incorporating sculptural elements, to create resonances in content and form. The resulting works explore how the apparatuses of exhibition and the conventions of photography function to generate meaning.


Yuki Kimura, (b 1971) lives and works in Kyoto.