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Mayumi Suzuki Solo Exhibition
“HOJO”

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KANA KAWANISHI PHOTOGRAPHY

2-7-5-5F, Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 / Tel: +81 3 5843 9128

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 - Saturday, March 25th, 2023

*temporarily closed during March 8 (Wed) - 11 (Sat)

Wednesdays through Fridays, 13:00-20:00 | Saturdays, 12:00-19:00

(closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and National Holidays)

“” from the series, “HOJO”
“” from the series, “HOJO”

2020-2021 | archival pigment print | ©︎ Mayumi Suzuki, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

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“” from the series, “HOJO”
“” from the series, “HOJO”

2020-2021 | archival pigment print | ©︎ Mayumi Suzuki, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

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KANA KAWANISHI PHOTOGRAPHY is pleased to announce the opening of Mayumi Suzuki’s solo Exhibition, “HOJO” on Saturday, February 18th, 2023. 

 

“Camera obscura & Iris, Tokyo”

“Camera obscura & Iris, Tokyo”

2019 | archival pigment print | 810 × 810 mm ©︎ Marja Pirilä

“26 662 dead soldiers”

“26 662 dead soldiers”

2020 | archival pigment print | 406 × 356 mm ©︎ Harri Pälviranta

“Device no. 2 (Mercedes with the evening light)”

“Device no. 2 (Mercedes with the evening light)”

2019 | archival pigment print, wooden shelf and mirrors | 600 × 450 mm ©︎ Maija Annikki Savolainen

“Ouroboros”

“Ouroboros”

2019 | archival pigment print | 650 × 600 mm | ©︎ Maija Tammi, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Untitled #8723”

“Untitled #8723”

2019 | instant film print | 127 × 102 mm ©︎ Alessandro Dandini de Sylva

“FRAMING—35m,f16,ISO100,20220726,23:10:20”

“FRAMING—35m,f16,ISO100,20220726,23:10:20”

2022 | type c print | 515 × 728 mm | ©︎ Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

Artist Statement

One picture is a work of art.
It is concise and includes all that is needed.
It suggests and reacts, provides responses, and renders new trails for thoughts. 
It is an opening and a closure.
One picture. 
No more is needed.

Artist Profile

Mayumi Suzuki was born in 1977 in Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and graduated from the photography department at the Nihon University College of Art. A visual storyteller, Mayumi Suzuki creates works based on personal stories. She grew up in a family that ran a photo studio founded by her grandfather in 1930, and at the age of 18 began studying in the Department of Photography of Nihon University College of Art. After graduating, she worked as a freelance photographer, focusing on portraits. The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. Suzuki’s hometown of Onagawa was destroyed by the tsunami and her parents lost their lives. Since that time, she has frequently returned to her hometown to record the efforts of people in the area to move forward from the disaster. 

Suzuki’s recent solo exhibitions include “The Restoration Will/The Place to belong” (2018, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, Poland), “The Restoration Will” (2018, SPAZIO LABO, Bologna, Italy), “The Restoration Will” (2017, REMINDERS PHOTOGRAPHY STRONGHOLD, Tokyo).  
Group exhibitions include KYOTOGRAPHIE “10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers” (2022, HOSOO GALLERY, Kyoto), “Biennale de Photographie en Condroz” (2021, Belgium), “Twilight Daylight” (2020, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo).

Suzuki received the Award at the PHotoESPAÑA 2018 Best Photography Book of the Year (2018, Spain),  and was selected as the Grand Prize for the Photoboox (2018, Italy), among more others.

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