Minoru Hirata at Les Rencontres d’Arles

Minoru Hirata, <i>A Happening on the Street (Street Performance by Collective Kumo)</i>, 1970


Minoru Hirata, A Happening on the Street (Street Performance by Collective Kumo), 1970

Recently on view at the sepiaEYE booth at this year’s AIPAD, Minoru Hirata has been nominated by Simon Baker for the Discovery Award which spotlights the work by a photographer or an artist using photography that deserves to be known internationally.
Simon Baker, the first curator of photography and international art at the Tate Modern, states,

“…Hirata is perhaps best known for his brilliantly intense accounts of Japanese performance art – particularly the Neo-dada groups, Hi-Red Centre and Zero Dimension. However, his photographic record of performance art reveals a more complex and sophisticated perspective than one would usually expect from straightforward documentation…”

Hirata’s work is on view as part of the 2011 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival and is organized with the collaboration of the Taka Ishii Gallery and Reiko Tomii.

July 4th – September 18, 2011
Discovery Award 2011: Artists presented by Simon Baker: Minoru Hirata
Les Rencontres d’Arles