Tamiko Nishimura

11. 11. 2015 – 19. 12. 2015

The title of this exhibition, Shikishima, echoes that of the artist’s first collection of photographs, published in 1973 and reissued with a supplement in 2013. The exhibition brings together a selection of images from that book and also from the 2012 book Eternal Chase which features further photographs from the same period. The word Shikishima is used in waka poetry to designate Yamato or Japan. There emanates from these photographs, occasionally out of focus or hastily composed, a sense of spontaneity and youthful liberty.