In a pre-recorded video, the artist will talk about her past works focusing on the experience of living in another culture – being displaced and encountering the unfamiliar. Starting off by introducing the photographic series “Stranger” (1998 – 2000), she will go from her earlier works made shortly after she arrived in the UK to recent works. She will explore how her sense of estrangement felt in everyday life formed her ideas and became a basis of her practice, developing different bodies of works over the years. Live Q&A after the talk.
15th June 10am-11.30pm
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Shizuka Yokomizo (b. 1966, Tokyo, Japan) is a London-based artist originally from Tokyo. Her practice focuses mainly on photography and video, producing works based on the theme of boundaries and the distance between self and others.
Recent solo exhibitions include: That Day, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, 2020. Recent group exhibitions include: The Square: Art and Society 1900 – 2019, MMCA, Seoul, Korea, 2019; The Window: Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 2019); Syncopation: Contemporary encounters with the Modern Masters, POLA Museum of Art, Japan, 2019; Japanese Photography from Post-war to Now, SFMoMA, San Francisco, 2016; Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, Tate Modern, London, 2010.
Shizuka Yokomizo, Stranger No.2, 1999, C-type print