Oliver Sieber

Imaginary Club

Oliver Sieber (born 1966, Düsseldorf) has been involved in transmitting photographic culture not only as a photographer, but also as a curator, designer, and publisher, the common thread being a fascination with the individuality and identity of young people and with the youth culture that is intimately involved in its creation. His keen interest in Japan stemmed from a 2006 exchange project between Osaka Prefecture and the city of Düsseldorf, resulting in the series, J Subs, on the theme of Japan’s subcultures. Two other photographic series also feature in this solo exhibition: his debut work SkinsModsTeds (1999) featuring multiple portrait photos according to a fixed pattern; and Imaginary Club (2005-2012), shot on visits to night clubs, parties and concerts and live houses from Japan to Germany and America. Some of his work will accompany the ‘Imaginary Club: Oliver Sieber X Shuya Okino’ kick-off party event at CLUB METRO (Jingu Marutamachi) to launch the KYOTOGRAPHIE festival.


Oliver Sieber, JESSY, DORTMUND, 2006 ©Oliver Sieber


99-10 Sueyoshi-cho, Yasakashinchi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0085 Hankyu Line “Kawaramachi Station” 5 min. on foot from exit 1 Keihan Line “Gion-Shijo Station” 3 minutes on foot from exit 7 OPEN:12:00-20:00 CLOSED:Every Tuesday (except May 5th) Admission Fee:Adults, Students (University, High school students) 500 yen

[Related program]

In Conversation with Oliver Sieber and Mariko Takeuchi 4/18 13:30 – 14:30

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