This last is the most recent one of the japanese photographers and video-artists , with the title "The incredible and sad tale of innocent Erendira and her grandmother", shows works of her recent series "Fairy Tale", belonging to this series her DVD "Suna Onna".
Miwa Yanagi is one of the most important japanese photographers and video-artists in the world. She has made prestigious exhibitions, as the ones in Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Museum Marugame in Japan, or Museum Hara in Tokyo. This last is the most recent one, and with the title "The incredible and sad tale of innocent Erendira and her grandmother", shows works of her recent series "Fairy Tale", belonging to this series her DVD "Suna Onna".
In "Fairy Tale", already shown in Galeria Leyendecker in November 2004, the artist gets inspiration from traditional tales to give them a new interpretation through the prism of her most important conception: women nature through the axis of time.
The short film "Suna Onna" (2005), shown also in Arco'06 at the Galeria Leyendecker, uses a very similar vocabulary to the "Fairy Tale" series, but with a more personal touch. The story is about a grandmother that tells her granddaughter her encounter with "Suna Onna" (woman of water), as she was a child. The visual intensity of the DVD's images, shot at the Teide's Natural Park of Canadas in Tenerife, drive us to the field of supernatural.
Image: Mineko, 2002, digital photography
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