Negative Ecology ©︎ Tamaki Yoshida
Negative Ecology ©︎ Tamaki Yoshida
Negative Ecology ©︎ Tamaki Yoshida
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Tamaki Yoshida

𠮷田多麻希

Negative Ecology

10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers

Supported by KERING’S WOMEN IN MOTION

KG+SELECT 2021 Award “Grand Prix by GRAND MARBLE”

Curated by
Lucille Reyboz,
Yusuke Nakanishi and
Pauline Vermare

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A few years ago, Tamaki Yoshida, who had loved animals since she was a child, visited her mother’s birthplace in Hokkaido for the first time. Taken aback by the abundance of nature, and “the spring in the back garden with water so clear that salamanders spawned in it,” she started thinking about how human activity threatens the richness of nature. One day, a darkroom mistake resulted in a deer in a photograph she was developing being ‘devoured by chemistry.’ This accident caused Yoshida to become aware of the possibility that wastewater from her daily life might flow from one place to another until it ended up contaminating the water of faraway Hokkaido. Inspired by this revelation, she began grappling with the interaction between chemical substances and ecosystems through the unique and delicate method of developing film using mixtures of common chemical products such as detergents, polishing agents, and toothpaste. Forcing us to face our relationship with nature, Yoshida underlines, with poetry, our quintessential role in saving it and the animal kingdom.
With this exhibition, Yoshida wanted to reflect the circulation of water: the flow of wastewater from human society back into nature. Her work brings us all face-to-face with our relationship with nature: it is the poetic expression of an urgent plea,and a powerful message to humankind - that saving the environment is saving ourselves.

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10:30 - 17:30

Admission accepted 30 mins before the venue closes.

Adult: ¥1,500
Students: ¥1,200 (Please present your student ID)

Closed: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

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HOSOO FLAGSHIP STORE 2F & 5F, 412, Kakimoto-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Karasuma Line or Tozai Line ”Karasuma Oike” station. 2 min on foot from Exit 6

10/10 Celebrating Contemporary Japanese Women Photographers

Co-curated by Pauline Vermare, Independent curator and photography historian (formerly cultural director of Magnum Photos and curator at ICP, New York) and Co-founders/Co-directors of KYOTOGRAPHIE, Lucille Reyboz and Yusuke Nakanishi. Through the series shown in the exhibition, we see a reflection and perspective distinctive to each photographer, whether they are living and working in Japan or abroad. These powerful images will be presented in a scenography that embodies the KYOTOGRAPHIE spirit and gives each artist her own customized space, thanks to versatile and sustainable structure, conceived by Kyoto-based designer and architect Hiroyasu Konishi.

This exhibition is supported by Women In Motion, a Kering program that shines a light on the talent of women in the fields of arts and culture. Since 2015, Women In Motion has been a platform of choice for helping to change mindsets and reflect on women’s place and recognition across artistic fields.

Tamaki Yoshida

Yoshida has a special connection to nature. In 2018, she started creating work to express the energy of nature using a thermography camera to create art pieces that visualize the breath. Yoshida won the “CANON New Cosmos of Photography” grand prize in 2019 with this work. Yoshida’s experimental and abstract attempt to associate the results of this research is an ongoing project. Yoshida is the winner of the “KG+ Select” Grand Prix in 2021 with her work, “Negative Ecology.” Negative Ecology was taken in Hokkaido, northern Japan. To create this multidimensional work Yoshida uses various external elements/additives like detergent and abrasives in her development process. These negatives exist as a metaphor for wildlife and nature that have been contaminated and destroyed. The images that emerge from these damaged negatives have a powerful impact depending on how you look at them.

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