AOYAMA

Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto

TAKAY

3/28 - 5/30/2020
OPENING RECEPTION | March 27, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
GALLERY HOURS | Thu.–Sat. 11:00–13:00, 14:00–19:00
CLOSED | Sun–Wed., National Holidays

We will be re-open for only 3 days from May 28 (Thu) to May 30 (Sat)!
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, TAKAY "Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto" has been closed since April 3, but now that the state of emergency has been declared, the exhibition will be re-open for 3 days from May 28 (Thu) to May 30 (Sat). We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery.

 

Akio Nagasawa Gallery Aoyama is pleased to announce the exhibition TAKAY 'Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto'.

This volume celebrates the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. Shot in sensuous black and white, primarily in Tokyo, these previously unpublished images--by photographer TAKAY---respond to the iconic black designs and silhouettes of Yamamoto's clothing, featuring some of Japan's most accomplished actors, musicians and models, such as stage director Yukio Ninagawa, photographer Daido Moriyama, actress Rie Miyazawa and musician Char. The locations hark back to Japan of the 1980s, the end of the Showa era. The seed for this book was planted many years ago, at the start of TAKAY's career, when he worked on a Yamamoto project, and came to fruition after he was offered the use of the Yamamoto archive, which spans 40 years of designs. For TAKAY, Yohji Yamamoto's work exemplifies a strong, avant-garde, masculine style, mixed with a keen Japanese sensibility and elegance.

On display at this exhibition are 50 photographs from the photo book, while the photo book Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto is available at the venue and from the online shop.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Artist

Takay is a Japanese photographer based in NYC whose photographs have been featured in major fashion publications including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and I-D, as well as in global advertising campaigns. Takay's artworks have been included in prestigious fashion exhibitions at major institutions around the world. His work has appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Men in Skirts which travelled to the Metropolitan Museum (NY) in 2003, the Couture Chanel exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing and then in Shanghai in 201O, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From Sidewalk to the Catwalk touring from 2011-2016 to 12 cities around the world, and the Met's Spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture. In 2016 Takay released his book ECHOS, with a book launch and exhibition at BookMarc Tokyo.

Publication

Fluence: The Continuance of Yohji Yamamoto

$116.22
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*This title will be shipped after early April.

 

Text by Terry Jones, Yoichi Ochiai

This volume celebrates the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. Shot in sensuous black and white, primarily in Tokyo, these previously unpublished images--by photographer Takay--respond to the iconic black designs and silhouettes of Yamamato's clothing, featuring some of Japan's most accomplished actors, musicians and models, such as stage director Yukio Ninagawa, photographer Daido Moriyama, actress Rie Miyazawa, media artist Yoichi Ochiai and musician Char. The locations hark back to Japan of the 1980s, the end of the Showa era. The seed for this book was planted many years ago, at the start of 'Takay's career, when he worked on a Yamamoto project, and came to fruition after he was offered the use of the Yamamoto archive, which spans 40 years of designs. For Takay, Yohji Yamamoto's work exemplifies a strong, avant-garde, masculine style, mixed with a keen Japanese sensibility and elegance.