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“PROVOKE: Provocative materials for thought” presented by Nitesha

Installation view from Research - Progress - Practice #2 "Provoking Material for PROVOKE Thought" ©︎IACK 2019

Research - Progress - Practice #2
"Provoke Provocative Materials for Idea" presented by Nitesha
Dates: June 1st (Sat) – June 23rd (Sun)
Venue: IACK

IACK is the second edition of the "Research - Progress - Practice" series, a legendary photo magazine published in the late 1960s. Nitesha, a second-hand bookstore that republished "PROVOKE", will hold a special exhibition.

"Provoke" was conceived in 1968 by art critic Koji Taki and photographer Takuma Nakahira. This is a doujinshi that Yutaka joined. Daido Moriyama, a photographer, participated as a member from the second issue, and the third issue was published. Rough grains, unstable composition due to no viewfinder, and blurry photos that are out of focus are ridiculed as "a, blur, blur", causing pros and cons, and sometimes surpassing the framework of photography to have a great impact on the contemporary era. gave to

The "Research - Progress - Practice" series, which is held irregularly by IACK, reinterprets the research and the process itself in the creation of the exhibitor's work as a work of traces of thought. I plan to exhibit. In addition, the exhibition on Provoke organized by Nitesha will be held in Kanazawa for the third time following Taiwan and Tokyo. During the exhibition period, in addition to sales of reprints of Provoke, making videos, materials used in the production process, photo books and texts published at the time will be exhibited, and vintage prints of Daido Moriyama, one of the participating artists of Provoke, will be exhibited and sold. increase.

On the first day of the exhibition, Nitesha's representative, Teru Higashikata, will be invited as a guest, and there will be a reprint of Provoke and a talk session that will unravel the activities of Nitesha. Please pay attention to Nitesha's thoughts and activities through publication and curation of old books, while touching on the thoughts of Provoke and the society of the time through valuable materials and exhibits.

[Talk Session]
Date: June 1 (Sat) 15:00 - 16:30 *Times may change
Venue: IACK
Guest: Touhou Teru (Nitesha)
Participation fee: Free. Reservation required
Capacity: about 10 people
If you would like to participate, please contact info@iack.studio with your name, phone number, and desired number of people.

Nitesha is an antiquarian bookstore and publisher based in Tokyo. The main genres handled are visual books such as photo collections, art books, art books, and designs. Reservations are required in Tokyo. In 2017, the branch "NITESHA BGTP" was opened in Taipei, Taiwan.


Address: 18-3 Takaokamachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00
Open days during the exhibition: Wednesday-Sunday
Contact: info@iack.studio