Katsumi Omori “when the memory leaves you” – sounds and things vol.2

Date:July 11 – August 9, 2015
Venue:MEM map
open hours:12:00-20:00 closed on Mondays [Tue. if the Mon. is a public holiday]
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Opening reception:11th (Sat.) July, 18:00 – 20:00
Artist Talk:1st (Sat.) August, 18:00 – 20:00
Guest, Kei Wakabayashi( the editor in chief of the WIRED Japan edition)
Venue, MEM *Japanese version only, Admission free

At first glance it may seem that the photographs in this collection are eclectic with inconsistent motifs (people, scenery and things). But it is through their curation and the selection of words to accompany them that Katsumi Omori is able to examine the “boarder between the visible and the invisible” and “the meaning of time” in this world that we inhabit. This solo exhibition is his second project for sounds and things.

We have published a pamphlet for this exhibition:
when the memory leaves you – sounds and things Vol. 2 Katsumi Omori
Text by Noboru Shimizu, 12 pages (6 color), A5 paper size

Katsumi Omori was born in Kobe in 1963. In 1994, he received the grand prize for Canon’s 3rd New Cosmos of Photography Contest. He has held exhibitions and published photography books domestically and internationally. In 2013 he participated in the group show, Nihon no Shinshin Sakka Vol. 12, Rojyou Kara Sekai wo Kaete Iku (“Japan’s Up-and-coming Artists Vol. 12, Changing The World From On The Road”) (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan). In 2014 he held a solo exhibition, sounds and things (MEM, Tokyo, Japan). His most notable works include salsa gumtape (Little More, 2007), encounter (match and company, 2005), Sayonara (Aiikusha, 2006), Cherryblossoms (Little More, 2007), Stars and Stripes (match and company, 2009), Everything happens for the first time (match and company, 2011) and others.