2022.1.19 WED - 2.20 SUN
11:00 - 19:00 Open daily / Free admission
Chanel Nexus Hall will present an exhibition of photographer Kiyohide Hori as its first exhibition of 2022.
Photographer Kiyohide Hori, who studied photography in New York, has continued to make his own works while being active in a wide range of fields, including magazines and advertisements and portrait photography. He has been strongly influenced by Allen Ginsberg, the legendary poet of the Beat Culture in the 1950s, who called for a “return to the primitive” to restore our humanity. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Hori presented his series “re;HOWL,” in which he took an ironic look at contemporary society. In “RED,” which will be shown for the first time, he turns his gaze inward and tries to answer the question, “Who am I? In addition to the “RED” series, this exhibition will present a three-part series of photographs he has taken since the 1990s, as well as handmade photo books and other materials that might be called the starting point of his creative activities. The exhibition will show Hori’s journey of self-exploration, in which he refers to his works as picture poems.
Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. While a student at Meiji University in the 1980s, Hori took a part-time job at a design office and became interested in photography. His commissioning of Yousuf Karsh, a famed Canadian photographer, to shoot his portrait inspired him to take up photography in earnest. In 1991, he began studying at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York and started to produce works.
Since returning to Japan in 1997, he has been active in fashion and culture magazines, and has also worked with musicians on CD jackets and live performance photography. He currently focuses on portrait photographs, based on his own work.