Exhibition No.020
Another Black Darkness

Artist

Sakiko NOMURA

野村佐紀子

Born 1967 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. Graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging Arts, and became Nobuyoshi Araki's disciple in ’91. Following her first solo exhibition “Clock Without Hand” in ’93, she participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions mainly in Tokyo but also at locations across Asia and Europe and received high acclaim. After winning a New Figure Encouragement Prize at Photo City Sagamihara 2013, she is currently one of the most watched photographers. Photo books include “Hadaka no jikan (Naked Time)” (1997), “Kuroneko (Black Cat)” (’02), “Yakan Hikou (Night Flight)”, “Kuroyami (Black Darkness)” (both ’08), “Nude / A Room / Flowers” (’12), “Tamano” (’14), “Gun” and “Another Black Darkness” (both ’16), “Ango” and “Ai Ni Tsuite (About Love)” (both ’17) etc.

Publication

Another Black Darkness

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The works in the Another Black Darkness series that is featured in this exhibition are results of Nomura’s first ever experiments with the technique of solarization. Beautifully printed work on lovely matt paper stock.

Nomura’s works received acclaim from audiences from around the world as part of the exhibition Another Language at Rencontres d'Arles International Photography Festival in 2015 in France.

Book Design: Satoshi Machiguchi

Kuroyami / Black Darkness 

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Black Darkness sequences an ensemble of black and white photographs mixing nudes, cityscapes and still-lives. Kuroyami when translated means “black darkness” and this theme is prevalent throughout the course of the subject matter presented in this volume. Dark and brooding, the photographs are presented one image per-page in large folio format.

Fate in Spring

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After the death of her grandmother, the artist clutches to the nostalgia for her friends passed on and realises this book which recalls in its shape a Kyohon (経本), a Japanese book of buddhist prayers for the deads.