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Art Basel Hong Kong

Booth #3D22

March 23 – 25, 2017

© Ishiuchi Miyako "Frida by Ishiuchi#15"

© Ishiuchi Miyako "Endless Night#B"

The Third Gallery Aya is very pleased to announce a solo show by ISHIUCHI Miyako in Art Basel Hong Kong.

At this fair, we would like to show vintage prints of Ishiuchi's early works, including "Yokosuka Story," "Apartment,""Endless Night", later series ”Yokosuka Again” and the latest work “Frida by Ishiuchi”.
All are grainy, ashen black-and-white images of Yokosuka, where she was born in 1947, an industrial city with an old naval base now used by the United States military. These three series are connected and express her ambivalent feeling regarding her youth in Yokosuka.In “Yokosuka Again”, she photographed the center of the city where she did not represent in“Yokosuka Story” and Enlisted Men’s club. Finally she represented a triumph over the conflicting emotion which she possessed toward the city.

Frida Kahlo museum has asked her to photograph the Frida Kahlo’s belongings for their exhibition by looking at her “Mother’s” series in Venice Biennale. The belongings were kept in her bathroom for 50 years by her husband Diego’s wish. Ishiuchi has found different aspect of Frida Kahlo through her lens. Her photos shows not only vivid and colorful existence, but also nervous and painful one in “Frida by Ishiuchi”.

We would like to represent Ishiuchi’s origin and now. The contrast between monochrome by herearly works in 1970-80 and the color by her latest works in 2012 proves a wide range of her expression. We believe the audience can perceive the power of Art through her works


Art Basel Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

Booth Number 3D22

Private View (by invitation only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3pm to 8pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5pm to 9pm

Public Days
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1pm to 8pm
Friday, March 24, 2017, 1pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am to 6pm



Ishiuchi Miyako

Born in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture.
Ishiuchi had a solo exhibition titled “Time Textured in Monochrome” at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 1999. In 2005, she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale with “Mother's 2000-2005: Traces of the Future”, for which she photographed her mother’s belongings. In 2008, Ishiuchi released the series “ひろしま/hiroshima” for which she took pictures of belongings left behind by victims of the atomic bomb, which were shown in her solo exhibition titled “ひろしま/hiroshima: Strings of Time” at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as published as a book. She photographed kimonos of the type known as Meisen, and in 2012 this series, “Silken Dreams”, was featured in her solo exhibition held at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art. Ishiuchi also traveled to Mexico to photograph Frida Kahlo’s belongings kept at the Frida Kahlo Museum.

In 2013, her “Yokosuka Story” was shown at the Tate Modern in a collection exhibition, and her solo exhibition titled “Ishiuchi Miyako” was held at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. In 2014 Ishiuchi had a solo exhibition titled “The Fabric of Photography” as her Hasselblad Award show at the Hasselblad Center, and in 2015 she held a solo exhibition titled “Postwar Shadows” at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, featuring works ranging from her first series “Yokosuka Story” to her latest one “ひろしま/hiroshima”. In 2016, her solo exhibition titled “Childhood Garments” was held at the Iwami Art Museum, Shimane Prefecture and she held a solo exhibition titled “Frida is” at Shiseido Gallery in Ginza. Her book of photographs “Shashin kankei (About Photography)” was published by Chikuma Shobo. In 2017, her solo exhibition “Grain and Image” will be held at the Yokohama Museum of Art.