A Night of Provocation with Eikoh Hosoe

October 10, 2012
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Master photographer Eikoh Hosoe is known for his dark, metaphorical and provocative images. First emerging in postwar Japan as a member of the avant-garde movement, he produced Barakei (Ordeal by Roses), featuring author and right-wing activist Yukio Mishima in a series of dark, erotic poses. He later published Kamaitachi, showing butoh dance founder Tatsumi Hijikata in a series of supernatural images across the Japanese countryside. Mr. Hosoe speaks about his collective work and reflects on his long and dynamic career.

Moderated by Dr. Miwako Tezuka, Director, Japan Society Gallery.

Followed by a reception.


$16/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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Hotel accommodations are assisted by The Kitano New York.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • 6:30 pm