Exhibitions

Isabel Muñoz×Min Tanaka×Gembey Yamaguchi

Curated by François Cheval

Kondaya Genbei Kurogura, Okuzashiki

Untitled. Series Japan
© Isabel Muñoz
2017

Untitled. Series Japan
© Isabel Muñoz
2017

Untitled. Series Japan
© Isabel Muñoz
2017

Isabel Muñoz was born in 1951 in Barcelona, Spain. Since her first solo show Toques (1986), in Madrid, she has emerged as one of the most celebrated of Iberian photographers. She followed up on her early series Tango and Flamenco (1989) with a photographic quest into the human passion and physical beauty in motion seen in Sufi and Ethiopian tribal dancing. She is a recipient of the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts. Inspired by her participation in KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017, Isabel Muñoz, in coordination with Festival co-directors Yusuke Nakanishi and Lucille Reyboz, photographed dancer Min Tanaka and master obi weaver Genbei Yamaguchi, 10th-generation head of long-established Kyoto obi and kimono maker Kondoya Genbei, in the southern Japanese island of Amami Oshima. Included in this exhibition, in addition to photographic and video works, is what is probably the world’s first “photo textile,” which Muñoz created by making platinum prints of her photographs on Japanese paper, which Kondoya craftsmen then cut into threads and wove together with superfine silk threads.

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