“The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Works of Nobuyoshi Araki” Exhibition

The Museum of Sex

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“I want to make photographs that maintain their incompleteness. I don’t want them to lose their reality, presence, speed, heat, or humidity. Therefore, I stop and shoot before they become refined or sophisticated.” – Nobuyoshi Araki

The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Works of Nobuyoshi Araki is the first major retrospective in the United States to showcase the career of the notorious and prolific Japanese photographer. Nobuyoshi Araki (1940–) has worked for nearly 50 years to complicate and challenge the role of intimacy in photography. His commitment to the idea that it should be immediate, unflinching, and deeply personal has resulted in a body of work that ranges from the most sexually explicit and controversial photographs to those that expose the vulnerability of love and loss. The installation is accompanied by the personal perspectives of collaborators, muses, critics, fans, and fellow photographers as well as historical artifacts which situate Araki’s work within the social context of art history and postwar Japanese society. Over 400 books, 150 prints and 500 hundred Polaroids are on view–exploring concepts like obsession, ritual, kinbaku-bi, sentimentality, photographer and subject, and of course, controversy.

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Schedule

from February 08, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Artist(s)

Nobuyoshi Araki

Website

http://museum.museumofsex.com/ (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $17.50, Students and Seniors $15.25

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:30
saturdays opening at 20:00

Access

Address: 233 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-689-6337 ×113

Corner of 27th St., Subway: R/W 28th Street

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