Zen Foto Gallery is pleased to present the photography exhibition i am an ‘object’ from March 10 to April 4 featuring works by Tamiko Nishimura, Emi Anrakuji, Hideka Tonomura, Tokyo Rumando, YiYi Wan and Ting Cheng. Taking the concept ‘object’ as a key focal point, this exhibition investigates relationships between viewers and objects in photography through the eyes of six artists with different socio-cultural and biographical backgrounds.
The word “object” consists of a whole variety of meanings depending on its context. Generally, an “object” can be understood as a “purpose” or “target” and also be widely referred to as anything that can be “recognized”, “imagined”, or “observed”; In grammar it can be referred to as the “receiver” of an action as a noun while as a verb, the word expresses “disagreement”; In the world of photography, an object can be referred to the “subject being photographed” or a “material thing”, which reminds us of the object’s inseparable and interactive relationship with the subject or the viewer.
This exhibition features works of: artist photographing a subject with a subjective concept, artist observing the ‘self’ in the process of self-exploration, artist portraying the impression of objects through observation, artist confronting with the reality by capturing surrounding objects, artist being both the object and subject in photographs, artist composing the impression of subject with material objects, and so forth. Through multiple ways of seeing, this exhibition attempts to explore the meaning of “object” featured in each work, its relevant context, as well as how each “object” is perceived by the viewers.
禪攝影藝廊將於二〇一七年三月十日至四月四日舉辦「i am an ‘object’」攝影展，參展藝術家有西村多美子、Emi Anrakuji、殿村任香、Tokyo Rumando、萬一一、鄭婷。本展圍繞具多重字義的『object』為關鍵字，透過六位不同社會文化和生長背景的攝影藝術家創作題材中的『object』，思索觀看者與『object』之間的關係。