Kon Michiko - philia
Japanese photographer and artist Michiko Kon has garnered critical attention both in Japan and internationally for her imaginative combinations of ordinary items and the enigmatic character of her creations. She uses everyday items such shoes and hats and sea creatures like fish and squid to create objects and stage scenes from a strange otherworld. Published to accompany Kon’s eponymous exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, ‘Philia’ features over 100 works, offering an extensive overview spanning her early career to more recent endeavours. The book includes an interview with the artist and essays by Nakamori Takafumi and art critic Mizusawa Tsutomu.
|192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, hb, Japanese/English|