With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Monday, July 02, 2018

Japan Society NY
Presents
Image © Nobuyoshi Araki
Arakimentari
Directed by Travis Klose
Japan, 2005, 85 minutes
In English, Japanese

When: Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

Followed by a discussion with director Travis Klose and independent curator
Christopher Phillips, moderated by Yukie Kamiya (Director, Japan Society Gallery)
and focusing on Araki's practice and his relationships with his subjects.

Arakimentari focuses on Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940, Tokyo), Japan's most famous and notorious photographer, both acclaimed and condemned for his photo books and exhibitions which often focus upon women, typically nude and in bold poses. This documentary provides a glimpse into the professional and personal sides of Araki, including his background, his relationships with his subjects, his less well known portraiture and landscape work, and how he spends his spare time. Also included are interviews with several friends and contemporaries, including musician Björk, photographer Richard Kern, and actor/filmmaker Takeshi Kitano.

Araki's work has been featured in two recent Japan Society exhibitions, For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 (2015) and In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 (2016).

Arakimentari has won the following awards:
Best Documentary, 2004 Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Music Score, 2004 Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Editing, 2004 Honolulu Film Festival

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