The official catalogue of the exhibition “Risaku Suzuki: Stream of consciousness.”
Kagawa: Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art / Feb 1─May 31, 2015
Tokyo: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery / July 18─Sept 23, 2015
Presenting around 80 photographs and three films that are mostly new or never-exhibited, “Risaku Suzuki: Stream of consciousness” is the first large-scale solo exhibition by the artist since “Kumano, Yuki, Sakura,” held at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2007.
New pieces belonging to the existing series “Between the Sea and the Mountain,” “SAKURA,” “White,” and “Étude,” prove that his work is still in the process of deepening and intensifying to various directions, including development into the form of film. Exhibited for the first time, the new series “Water Mirror” offers a glimpse of his new approaches toward space and time.
Including a rich variety of texts (essays and conversations) and plates of not only the exhibited but also other works by the artist, this book “Stream of consciousness” is much more than a catalogue to complement the exhibition, but an invaluable monograph of the artist, providing a comprehensive view of his creation today.
This book is in two different bindings: the white cloth-bound version is only available at the museum, while the other, red cloth-bound version can be found elsewhere. The former has three variations with different plates glued to the front cover, while the latter is accompanied by an A5 postcard.
Text 1＿Stream of Consciousness / Risaku Suzuki
Text 2＿Abandonment and Presistence: Risaku Suzuki’s Photography / Minoru Shimizu
Plates 1＿Between the Sea and the Mountain – Kumano
Text 3＿The Landscape Photography of Risaku Suzuki / Keiji Ueshima
Text 4＿For the Photographic Experience / Talk: Shino Kuraishi × Risaku Suzuki
Plates 4＿Water Mirror
Text 5＿A Mirror of Vision: The Photography of Risaku Suzuki / Yuki Sayama
Text 6＿Inexhaustible Beauty / Kanako Furuno
List of Works
Edited by: Risaku Suzuki / Kanako Furuno / Madoka Matsumura / Yuki Sayama
Texts: Risaku Suzuki / Minoru Shimizu / Keiji Ueshima / Shino Kuraishi / Yuki Sayama / Kanako Furuno
Translation: Masaaki Tsukiji / D. Max Moerman / Lucy North / Brian Amstutz
Design: Shin Akiyama+Kaori Suzuki / Edition Nord
Printed and bound by: SunM Color Co., Ltd.
Publication date: 1 February 2015
297 x 224mm / 258 pages / 151 color plates
Clothbound hardcover with tipped-in image
Price: white version; SOLD OUT | 4500yen / red version; 8000yen
szk 001 / first edition of 1700 copies
Images © 2015 Risaku Suzuki / Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
Texts © 2015 The authors for their text
All rights reserved.
Printed and bound in Japan