Seiichi Furuya: GRAVITATION (2015)

opening: Wednesday, 01. April 2015
Period of the exhibition: till Sunday, den 12. July 2015
organizer: Technische Sammlungen Dresden
location: Junghansstra├če 1-3, D-01277 Dresden
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The photographic work of Seiichi Furuya (born 1950) is marked by his life as a wanderer between cultures and cross-border commuters between East and West.The native, trained as an architect and photographer Japanese came to Austria in 1973 and spent important years of his life, 1984 - 1987, in eastern Germany, in the GDR. The series Gravitation was the result of a retrospective from the distance of years.In his picture archive, the photographer determined photographs that at first glance could not be logically or substantively linked. Above all, depressing scenes and rooms, irritating details, in which something threatening seems to have an automatic effect, become visible. The artist sensed this in photographs taken during his life in the GDR, in various places in Austria, Germany and Japan.The contents of the 44 black-and-white photographs are to be decoded individually. But the strange, horrified look dominates even simple scenes from everyday life. Something seems to have fallen out of balance: The whole series is an essay on the fragility of cultural gravity, gravitation.

Donaustauf 1988
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Donaustauf 1988
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Graz 1994
Graz 1994
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East Berlin 1987
East Berlin 1987
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Graz 1992
Graz 1992
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East Berlin 1985
East Berlin 1985
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Graz 1992
Graz 1992
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Dreaden 1985
Dreaden 1985
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Sachsenhausen 1986
Sachsenhausen 1986
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East Berlin 1987
East Berlin 1987
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exhibition view

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