Keizo Motoda “GOIKEN-MUYO”

Date|September 15 – October 14, 2018
Venue|MEM map
Open hours|12:00-20:00
Closed on Mondays [Unless it is a public holiday or a compensating holiday, in which case will be closed on Tuesday.]

Openin reception
Date&Hour|September 15, 18:00〜


Hitoshi Toyoda × Keizo Motoda
Slide Show “Days”
Date&Hour|September 29, 18:00〜

Capacity|20 people
Admission|1500 JPY
Reservations required. Contact to 【Fully booked】

In 1996, Keizo Motoda started a regular column called “ON THE STREET” in the Osaka Shimbun newspaper where he introduced people he met on the streets through photograph and text. The series eventually became the origin of his creative style that we see today. In each column, one picture and an accompanying text told a story of a person he’d come across that day. Although what is captured is the brief moment of encounter, the character of his subjects are vividly revealed.

The subjects that Motoda selected from the crowded streets of Tokyo emitted a special aura pointing to a corresponding unique outlook on life.

Motoda takes photos of his subjects through the course of their lives. Since the 1990’s many of his subjects have made multiple appearances. Motoda’s life continuously intersects with theirs, creating dialogues and sometimes intimate relationships. This mysterious entanglement of mutual trust add to the allure of his photographs.

In this exhibition we will introduce his new portrait series, with a focus on the photos taken with a 21mm wide lens which he has worked with in recent years. His representative photograph collections include Blue Water (Wides Shuppan Co., Ltd, 2001), MOTODABLACK (MATCH and Company, 2008), Capella (MATCH and Company, 2010) , SUNDAY HARAJUKU (SUPER LABO, 2012) and many others.