Kohei Kawatani – Tofu-Knife
104 Seiten, 15,5 x 23 cm , 590 g.
Kohei Kawatani – Tofu-Knife
(First Prize KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2020)
32,00 €
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"»Tofu-Knife« by Kohei Kawatani is a brilliant exploration of the complex relationship between the artistic and commercial in contemporary photography. In its form and design, the photobook mimics both a scientific database – all photographs are clearly listed in the index and catalogued by numbers – and a customer magazine – the photographs are clean and polished, printed on a thin, glossy paper usually used in the advertising context. The depicted objects and environments are above all visually pleasing – lush vegetation, subtle textures, neat interiors, and alluring objects whose only decipherable function is the aesthetic one. Deliberate decontextualization reduces the images to ready-made objects, as well as foregrounding them the fluidity of their meaning, susceptibility to various creative interpretations. Even though Kawatani’s visual expression is decisive and sharp like a (tofu) knife, his photographs are only seemingly impersonal – his unexpected framing, attention to detail, and suggestive use of color hint not only at subjectivity but a certain delicacy, tenderness, and softness (similar, in a way, to tofu itself).
—Barbara Gregov, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb.
VerlagMASA
Jahr
EinbandartKlappenbroschur
SpracheEnglisch
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ISBN978-605-9194-63-1
Artikel IDart-49080

 

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