KG+ 2024




Megumi Mochizuki, Shujiro Murayama

A Brief History of Photography ― Paper, People, Towns, and Trees

Towns have become people's memories through being drawn by human hands, inscribed on paper born of wood, and left as photographs. The exhibition sheds light on the unique expressive techniques of Megumi Mochizuki and Shujiro Murayama, and approaches the history of photography along with various media and methodologies such as painting, photography, and paper-cutting. Megumi Mochizuki seeks to approach the existence and atmosphere of flowers, birds, wind, and the moon, plants, and animals and spirits through the PCPG (papercutting photogram) technique, which focuses on the combination of paper cut-outs and photograms with the texture of handmade washi paper. Shujiro Murayama, investigating his own technique "Ryokuga" (Green Painting) along with touching the vegetation, uses his bare hands to draw and paint with the colors that raw plants themselves contain the world- living by rubbing them against the paper and the wall. How can a history of photography appear in the semi-underground skeleton space of a social building in Gion, Kyoto? Let us participate in the very source of photographic expression reexamined from the perspective of human historical perspective.

monade contemporary | 単子現代

Room 2, B1F Yasaka Bldg, 10-2 Tsukimi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto