2012 / Thru July31 : Leading photographer Daido Moriyama’s first solo museum exhibition at LACMA
Fracture: Daido Moriyama
April 7, 2012â€“July 31, 2012
Pavilion for Japanese Art, Level 3
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Photographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, b. 1938) first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life.
His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.
Fracture: Daido Moriyama presents a range of the artistâ€™s renowned black-and-white photographs, exemplifying the radical aesthetic of are, bure, boke (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus), as well as the debut of recent color work taken in Tokyo.
A selection of his photo booksâ€”Moriyama has published more than forty to dateâ€”highlights the artistâ€™s highly influential experimentation with reproduction media and the transformative possibilities of the printed page.
In total, Moriyamaâ€™s achievements convey the artistâ€™s boldly intuitive exploration of urban mystery, memory, and photographic invention.
This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with support from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.