Daido Moriyama 'Kyoku / Erotica'
Daido Moriyama... Untitled (from the series 'Kyoku/Erotica', 2007, silver print, 27,6 x 41,5 cm, signed). From the exhibition Daido Moriyama 'Kyoku / Erotica' at Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. "...'Kyoku / Erotica' is Galerie Priska Pasquer’s second exhibition to be devoted exclusively to the work of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama. The exhibition will feature photographs from the series entitled 'Kyoku / Erotica', which was published in book form in 2007. (The word 'Kyoku' can be translated as 'danger zone'). The 'Kyoku / Erotica' series brings together photographs from cities such as Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, Cologne, Buenos Aires and Sydney. The title of the exhibition – 'Kyoku / Erotica' – reflects Daido Moriyama's ambivalent perception of the world. For Daido Moriyama, the world is both a danger zone and a minefield of sexual tension, a mixture of danger and allure."