Shigeo Gocho Part 1 “Familiar Street Scenes”

Dates: August 31 – September 22

Venue: MEM map
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MEM is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Shigeo Gocho Part 1 Familiar Street Scenes.

Shigeo Gocho (1946-1983) produced three photography compilations DaysSelf and Others, and Familiar Street Scenes, as well as one art book during his short lifetime. His deceptively plain-seeming works continue to captivate generations of viewers for their unique aesthetic sense.  Gocho has unusual eye for the moments in everyday life when it becomes difficult to distinguish between oneself and others.
For the 30th anniversary of Gocho’s death this year, both a new edition of Familiar Street Scenes and Children, a new compilation of Gocho’s works, will be published. To celebrate the release of these books, MEM will present a two-part exhibition of Gocho’s work. Part 1 showcases around 20 color photos from the 1981 self-published edition of Familiar Street Scenes. Yokohama public relations magazines from the 70s and 80s featuring Gocho’s photos will also be on display.