Exhibitions

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Wing Shyaウィン・シャ

One Light, Different Reflections

presented by BMW

curated by Karen Smith

Kondaya Genbei Chikuin-no-Ma
10:00 - 18:00|Closed: 9/29, 10/6, 13

Adult ¥1000
Students ¥800 (Please present your student ID)

* Admission accepted 30 mins before the venue closes.

In the mood for love, 2000. Courtesy of Wing Shya.

In the mood for love, 2000. Courtesy of Wing Shya.

RUN RUN KIDS, 1997. Courtesy of Wing Shya.

Creator of striking lyrical photography, Wing Shya is well known as the former exclusive photographer and graphic designer for movie director Wong Kar-Wai. In addition to film stills, Shya’s original work and fashion photography will be showcased in a space designed to make the most of their expressive presence. Wing’s attention to the brief is visible in the works cumulative power. When enjoyed independently every image shares a personal moment and an identifiable story. This is a rare opportunity to see Wing Shya’s work on display in the unique atmosphere of a historic obi workshop in a traditional Kyoto townhouse.
Wing Shya
Born 1964 in Hong Kong, Shya returned to Hong Kong following fine art studies at Emily Carr Institute in Canada to found the design studio Shya-la-la Workshop. Appointed exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar-Wai’s Happy Together in 1997, he then continued his collaboration with Wong on In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046. Now a director in his own right, Shya began making music videos for artists Karen Mok, Jacky Cheung and Vanessa Mae. In spring 2010, Shya debuted his film Hot Summer Days and the sequel Love in Space in autumn 2011. In 2006, he also had a solo show at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, followed by solo shows in New York, Italy and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, he continues to do photo shoots for fashion magazines i-D and Numèro as well as brand visuals for Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela.
Kondaya Genbei Chikuin-no-Ma
Nishigawa, Sanjo-sagaru, Muromachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Subway Karasuma Line or Tozai Line ”Karasuma Oike” station. 5 min on foot from Exit 6

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