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Kimiko Yoshida

"Là où je ne suis pas"

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Kimiko Yoshida's almost monochrome, subtly lit, large-fromat square self-portraits have been her signature since the series entitled Single Brides, begun in 2001. The artist, who sees a sign of infinity in monochrome, sees the self-portrait as a disappearance: determined by the experience of transformation, her art constitutes a highly contemporary exploration of willing servitude, gender stereotypes, and the determinism of heredity. 'Art is a delicate process of transposition, a determined struggle against the state of things. Being where I do not think I am, that is what is important'. Her new series, which alludes to the history of art, is called Painting. Self-portrait. This symbolic transposition of works of old masters into large-format prints on canvas is based ont the reappropriation of Haute Couture clothes (as for example Paco Rabanne...).




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La Mariée Shinto, self-portrait, 2002
Peinture (Torero de Picasso) self-portrait, 2007-2009
Peinture (self-portrait de Rembrandt) autoportrait, 2007-2009
La Mariée Mao (Garde rouge rouge) self-portrait, 2009
Peinture (El Conquistador Herman Cortes en El Dorado) self-portrait, 2010



VIDEO

Kimiko Yoshida
"Là où je ne suis pas"
Commissaire : Jean-Michel Ribettes



INFOS

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
82 rue François Miron
75 004 Paris - France
Tel: 01 44 78 75 33



www.mep-fr.org/
www.kimiko.fr/