Pierre Sernet & SHUNGAピエール・セルネ & 春画

Kondaya Genbei Chikuin-no-Ma
Closed: Wednesdays (except 5/1)

presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL

*This exhibition contains nudity and sexual content. It may not be suitable for all audiences, viewer discretion is advised. Entry restricted to 18+ with an ID check.

Admission Free

This exhibition will feature Synonyms, the latest series of photographs by the French performance artist and photographer, Pierre Sernet, together with shunga, a genre of Japanese art that has received increased international attention in recent years. Sernetʼs photographs portray intimately engaged nude couples, expressed as black-and-white silhouettes. In a similar vein, we will also be present numerous famous shunga works belonging to Uragami Sokyu-doʼs Mitsuru Uragami Collection. During the Edo period (1603–1868) shunga was a popular genre and many of the great woodblock print artists. Shunga were later to have a strong influence on the Impressionists and Pablo Picasso in the West. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the contrast between the fine lines, color and bold compositions of the Edo prints and Sernetʼs contemporary photographic representation of shunga.
Kondaya Genbei Chikuin-no-Ma
Kondaya-oku, Nishigawa, Sanjo-sagaru, Muromachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8165
Subway Karasuma Line or Tozai Line ”Karasuma Oike” station. 4 min on foot from exit 6

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