3 Sep → 24 Oct 2021
Wed to Fri from 11 am to 8 pm. Thu until 10 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Mon & Tue.
Japanese artists have the particularity of tackling issues related to the body in a strong, even radical way for some. They do not paint themselves into a corner, and they do so in their beautiful or formidable reality. This is the approach of Mari Katayama, even if the work is full of poetry. Afflicted as a child with a rare disease, Mari Katayama had to choose, at the age of nine, the partial amputation of her limbs. She transcends her condition and disability into a bold and revolutionary body of work that pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium. The elaborate and totally controlled staging of her self-portraits and the making of her own image challenge any conventional notion of 'disability'. The exhibition "Home Again" brings together works made since 2009, but it also presents for the first time the series "In the Water". This new work is the result of the recent birth of her daughter, of which Mari Katayama says "there is finally someone in this world who sees and considers her body as normal". From the shores of Naoshima to the polluted landscape around her home in Gunma, Mari Katayama's title "Home Again" questions the notion of the "natural", the "damaged" or the "lost", applying it both to a place left untouched - or on the contrary modified - by man, and to her own person.