2024.04.13 - 05.12

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Viviane Sassen ヴィヴィアン・サッセン

PHOSPHOR: Art & Fashion 1990-2023

Presented by DIOR
In collaboration with the MEP – Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Co-organizer: Kyoto Shimbun
With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Curated by Clothilde Morette
Scenography by Endo Architect and Associates

The Kyoto Shimbun B1F (Former Printing Plant)

10:00–18:00 Closed on: May 12

※入場は閉館の30分前まで

Special Venue

Free admission (limited number per day) distribution for all dates ends.

Admission with any KYOTOGRAPHIE passports.
Click here for details of Passport Tickets.

If you are going to purchase a single ticket at another charged venue, we recommend a Mini Passport.

Through the support of the KYOTOGRAPHIE and MEP partnership, now in its fourth year, Viviane Sassen holds her first major solo exhibition in Japan, a retrospective spanning thirty years.
PHOSPHOR, Art & Fashion (1990-2023) is the first major retrospective exhibition devoted to Dutch artist Viviane Sassen. The retrospective retraces thirty years of Sassen's creative work through over 200 works drawn from different series, archives, previously unseen works, and video installations. The exhibition explores Sassen's complex relationship with images that oscillate between quiet contemplation and visual exuberance, between surfaces and interiors, highlighting the inherent ambiguity of representation.
After studying fashion design, Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, lives and works in Amsterdam) studied photography at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU) in Utrecht, Netherlands. Graduating in 1992, Sassen then devoted herself fully to photography, both as an artist and as a fashion photographer. From this dual trajectory she has developed a singular and eclectic visual oeuvre, distinguished by the unique use of colour, movement, framing, and approach to subjects.
Much like a research project, Viviane Sassen's work delves into her own obsessions, following a highly coherent conceptual practice. Death, sexuality, desire, and connection to others are all motifs that structure a body of work that combines photography with video, painting, and collage. Equally inspired by her personal history as a child growing up in Africa, along with literature, and the history of art—in particular the surrealist movement, with which the artist shares a taste for play, ambiguity, and mystery—Sassen's work has many different facets, which this exhibition hopes to reveal.

Important Notice
・「限定無料チケット」の全日程分の配布が終了しました(5.4 Sat.)。
・入場には「各種KYOTOGRAPHIEパスポート」をご購入ください。
・本会場での各種チケットの販売はございません。
©︎ Kenryou Gu-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024

©︎ Kenryou Gu-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024

©︎ Kenryou Gu-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024

©︎ Kenryou Gu-KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024

<span class="u-italic400">Dior Magazine</span>, 2021
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Dior Magazine, 2021 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

<span class="u-italic400">Eudocimus Ruber</span>, from the series <span class="u-italic400">Of Mud and Lotus</span>, 2017
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Eudocimus Ruber, from the series Of Mud and Lotus, 2017 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

<span class="u-italic400">Milk</span>, from the series <span class="u-italic400">Lexicon</span>, 2006
© Viviane Sassen and Stevenson
(Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Milk, from the series Lexicon, 2006 © Viviane Sassen and Stevenson (Johannesburg / Cape Town / Amsterdam)

Venue 入場料

Special Venue

Free admission (limited number per day) distribution for all dates ends.

Admission with any KYOTOGRAPHIE passports.
Click here for details of Passport Tickets.

If you are going to purchase a single ticket at another charged venue, we recommend a Mini Passport.

Notes ご来場される方へ

  • Free admission (limited number per day) distribution for all dates ends.
  • Admission with any KYOTOGRAPHIE passports.

  • Tickets will not be sold at the venue.

artist アーティスト

Viviane Sassen ヴィヴィアン・サッセン

Viviane Sassen was born in 1972 in Amsterdam and lives there. She studied fashion design, followed by photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Ateliers Arnhem. Her work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions, including Lexicon at Foto Kunst Stadforum, Innsbruck, Austria in 2017; Umbra at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg in 2017; and Umbra at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago in 2017. Sassen has also taken part in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in 2017; at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam in 2017; at CAFA Museum, China in 2018; at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco in 2020; and at Fotomuseum, Winterthur in 2022. Her work was featured in the main exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale, The Encyclopedic Palace in 2013. In 2011, Sassen was awarded the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography. In 2015, she was awarded the David Octavius Hill Medal from the German Photography Academy. She has also received numerous awards for her publications.

Venue 会場

The Kyoto Shimbun B1F (Former Printing Plant)

Opening Hours

10:00–18:00

※入場は閉館の30分前まで

Closed on

May 12

Address

239 Shoshoi-cho, Ebisugawa-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Access

Subway Karasuma Line "Marutamachi" Station, 1 min on foot from Exit 7

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