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17 Mar - 20 May, 2012
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Media Reviews >>
•That’s Shanghai 2012 [EN - URL]
•lettre de la photographie 2012 [EN - URL]
•www.illywords.com 2012 [EN - URL]
•Numéro China 2012 [CN - PDF]
•Sense Life 2012 [CN - PDF]
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• Press Release [EN/CN - PDF]
>> See all works by Michael Kenna
M97 Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition “Hokkaido to Huangshan”, which includes over 30 recent silver gelatin photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Michael Kenna. Spanning across Asia from Hokkaido to Huangshan to Halong Bay in Vietnam, this will be Mr. Kenna’s second exhibition in Shanghai, after his 2007 solo exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum.
Michael Kenna is widely known for his enigmatic and ethereal black and white photographs, and is regarded as a contemporary master of the landscape genre. Often using minimal elements and compositions, Kenna creates works of extreme beauty that touch the pinnacle of the viewer’s imagination.
The timeless landscapes of China’s Huangshan Mountain and Hokkaido’s pristine natural world have been a source of inspiration for painters and poets throughout history. Uniquely-shaped granite peaks, statuesque pine trees, rock faces, zen-like winter snowscapes, and the fleeting elements - clouds, fog, mist – are in a transient yet timeless state of flux between tension and resolution throughout Kenna’s work.