Archive for the ‘Miwa Yanagi’ Category

Happy New Year! Top Tokyo Exhibitions of 2010

To celebrate the glorious end of Tokyo’s 2010 exhibition year I put together the list of three of my favorite shows of the year. For the sake of even distribution I picked one show by an emerging gallery, one show by an established gallery and one museum show. Venue: TANA Bookshelf Gallery Exhibition: SHIBUHAUSE installation […]

Miwa Yanagi ARTFORUM review

My review of Miwa Yanagi’s recent “Lullaby” exhibition at the Rat Hole Gallery is now out in the May issue of Artforum.

"Lullaby" by Miwa Yanagi

“Lullaby,” 2009, 12 minutes, edition of 5, image courtesy of the gallery Kyoto-based photographer Miwa Yanagi is known for her series of images that examine actual and mythical female identities. Her heroines are devoid of commonplace anxiety of time-triggered decay; they only gain from aging that brings the long-sought liberation from their circumscribed societal roles. […]