2017/01/25

PHOTO FAIRS | SAN FRANCISCO 2017

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PHOTO FAIRS | SAN FRANCISCO

January 27-29, 2017
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
Booth: C06

Yuki Onodera
Aki Lumi
Shen Xuezhe

 
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Vanguard Gallery
上海莫干山路50号4号楼A座204室
R204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai 200060, China
www.vanguardgallery.com
vanguardg@gmail.com
+86 21 62993523
微博weibo: @vanguard画廊
Facebook: Vanguard Gallery
Twitter: @vanguardgalerie

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017 | Artsy
PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco – International Art Fairs Dedicated to Photography
Yuki Onodera
Study for “Image à la sauvette” No.6, 2016
Aki Lumi
“Architectural Nature_no.12”, 2016
Shen Xuezhe
“Elm on the Riverside”, 2010
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2016/10/14

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20-23 OCTOBRE 2016
PARIS
GRAND PALAIS
Aki Lumi
Galerie Françoise Paviot
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http://www.fiac.com/fr/Paris/Galerie/Françoise-Paviot-1131

Aki Lumi
Garden n° 6, 2012
Archival pigment print, on fiber base paper
178 x 149 cm

Galerie Françoise Paviot
57, rue Sainte Anne
75002 Paris
France
Téléphone : +33 (0)1 42 60 10 01
gfp@paviotfoto.com


2016/08/31

Aki Lumi Shanghai

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PHOTOFAIRS SHANGHAI 2016
Booth: D03, Vanguard Gallery
Aki Lumi
9-11 September 2016
Shanghai Exhibition Center
2016影像上海艺术博览会
上海展览中心
PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai – International Art Fairs Dedicated to Photography
http://www.photoshanghai.org/en/
Vanguard Gallery
R204, Bldg.4A, 50 Moganshan Rd., 200060 Shanghai, P.R.China
+86 21 52522551
www.vanguardgallery.com
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Aki Lumi “Architectural Nature” series, no.4, acrylic painting on gelatin-silver print, 2016
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Aki Lumi current group exhibitions.
▼How Museum – One Home Art Hotels, Shanghai
“US AND THEM”
Existential Dialectic of Selves and Others
昊美术馆-万和昊美艺术酒店, 上海浦东
《我们 和 它们》
until Sep 30.
http://tw.weibo.com/howartmuseum
▼Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo.
“Hommage à Etsuro ISIHARA”
Sep.3 – Oct.5.
Opening reception; Sep.3  6:00pm~
http://www.zeit-foto.com
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2016/08/29

“Le bal” Hommage à Etsuro ISHIHARA

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“Le bal”
Hommage à Etsuro ISHIHARA

Part 1 – maestoso  Sep. 3 – Oct. 5
< Opening reception : Sep. 3 from 6:00 pm >

Noe AOKI, Aki LUMI, Eugene ATGET, Miyuki ICHIKAWA, Garry WINOGRAND, Yuji ONO, 
Yuki ONODERA, Yoshiko KAMIKURA, Luigi GHIRRI, Ihei KIMURA, Masumi KURA, 
William KLEIN, Andre KERTESZ, Kiyoshi KOISHI, Tatsuro KOTAKI, Norio KOBAYASHI, 
Hideo KOBAYASHI, Yasuhiro SAKIMA, Tokihiro SATO, Yoichi SANO, Kunié SUGIURA, 
Hiroshi SUGIMOTO, Ryoko SUZUKI, Issei SUDA, Jock Sturges, Maurice TABARD, Akira TANNO, 
Takuya CHIKUSHI, Hitoshi TUKIJI, Robert DOISNEAU, Asako NARAHASHI, Takanobu HAYASHI, 
Tadashi HIROSE, Adolphe BRAUN, Robert FRANK, Robert MAPPLETHORPE, 
Hiroshi YAMAZAKI, Tomizo YOSHIKAWA, Kanendo WATANABE

Part 2 – scherzo Oct. 11 – Nov. 12
Yoko ASAKAI, Hiroyuki ARAI, Nobuyoshi ARAKI, Shigeo ANZAÏ, Yasuhiro ISHIMOTO, Yumiko IZU, Hiroshi Osaka, 
Kiyoji Otsuji, Osamu KANEMURA, Kineo KUWABARA, Sawako GODA, Masao GOZU, Munehisa SAKURADA, 
Toshio SHIBATA, Noriko SHINDO, Tomio SEIKE, Yuriko TAKAGI, Akihide TAMURA, Akiko TOBU, Masaaki NAKAGAWA, 
Fumikiyo NAGAMACHI, Tina BARNEY, Shoko HASHIMOTO, Naoya HATAKEYAMA, Fuyuki HATTORI, 
Bernard FAUCON, Joan FONTCUBERTA, BRASSAÏ, Bill BRANDT, Robert BESANKO, Frank HORVAT, 
Eikoh HOSOE, Liuming MA, Taiji MATSUE, Michiko MATSUMOTO,  Etienne-Jules MAREY, 
MAN RAY, Midori MITAMURA, Ryuji MIYAMOTO, Yi MO, Nakaji YASUI

Part 3 – adagio cantabile  Nov. 18 – Dec. 22
Miyako ISHIUCHI, Kenro IZU, Miro ITO, Eiji INA, Shoji UEDA, Yuki URAKAMI, Shigeyoshi OHI, Koji ONAKA, 
Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Keizo KITAJIMA, Makiko KOIE, Sadahiro KOIZUMI, Joaquim GOMIS, Mineo SAKATA, 
Jeanloup Shieff, Jun SHIRAOKA, Kiyoshi SUZUKI, Keiko SOTOKUBO, Ryudai TAKANO, Chotoku TANAKA, 
Masako TOMIYA, Lyu HANABUSA, Vincent D Feldman, Susan FENTON, Katsuji FUKUDA, 
Akihiko FUKE, Hitoshi FUGO, Lee Friedlander, Hans Bellmer, WOLS, Eadweard MUYBRIDGE, 
Daido MORIYAMA, Toshihiro YASHIRO, Tomoko YONEDA, Henri-Victor REGNAULT, RONGRONG&INRI, 
Osamu WATANABE, Nana WATANABE, Hitomi WATANABE, Ningde WANG

< Closing party : Dec. 22 from 6:00 pm >

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Gallery Zeit-Foto, Tokyo, Japan
Kyoei Bldg.1F, 3-5-3 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku Tokyo
Tel +81-3-3535-7188
Fax +81-3-3535-7112
http://www.zeit-foto.com

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2016/08/07

Philosophy behind Illusion On Aki Lumi’s Works


2016/07/16

Philosophy behind Illusion

Wu Meng

Born and bred in Japan, artist Aki Lumi studied graphic design and photography under Bauhaus’ influence and now lives in Europe. He holds solo exhibitions worldwide, from Japan, Korea to France and New York. Rarely has China had the chance to see his pieces until recently. Last year, Aki participated in a charity auction for Sichuan earthquake. This year, he’s joining Shanghai’s Vanguard Gallery to organize his solo exhibition “Aki Lumi-Polyfocal.” His photography and drawing pieces are described by French critic Evence Verdier as “a showcase of existing chaos in regular and irregular worlds.” In the three series on display, each echoes the on-spot description. “Garden” is inspired by entangled tree trunks, vines and leaves; “Mechanics” visualize cables and hoses; “Trace” is the gathering of straight lines, curves and corners.

Framed the organic glasses, Aki Lumi’s fluorescent illustrations can weaken you, just like Teresa Teng’s love songs. On the other hand, those glasses reflect calm and sharp sheen when you look at them under the sun. It’s an absolute different feeling for sensitive viewers.

Express the Extreme

Modern technology is more than sufficient for providing life necessities. Globalization also serves as a new platform and regulation for worldwide traffics. However, what we see everyday among headlines are fights for materials, energy and benefits including trade monopoly disputes, Iraq War, Korean farmer demonstration and alike. Human beings have used tools for generations to measure earth, cosmos and time in order to explore new resources. It looks like an inevitable way to sustain our life. Therefore, rocket engines play a key role in technology to explore the unknown. Picking rocket engines as the pattern, Aki Lumi attempts to make an extreme expression to the core technology in the world.

Machines, war and politics pose an inner attraction to men, an attraction that sometimes confuses the other half. As we can see from Aki’s collection “Mechanics”, the pictures are overflown with rocket engines linked with each other like a maze. The artist doesn’t attach much importance to photos. Photos display the truth as well as showcase illusions. To Aki, it’s only a vehicle to collect people’s creations. What he’s interested in or, in the other words, obsessed with is the complicated mechanical system. Although there is artificial elements, we tend to consider all of them are necessary to the rocket engines. Through the heavy mechanical patterns, Aki appears to interpret the original looks of the cosmos.

In Aki’s 2009 latest collection “Garden”, he uses virtual natural sceneries to replace rocket engines. Hundreds of pictures showing details of tropical rain forest and ordinary forest are transferred to an Indian temples or baroque churches. Thus, a man-made holy palace is constructed. Since the natural and artificial elements are hidden, Aki Lumi is still extending the extreme expression and implying truth through illusion. Religion is the channel to connect human and mysterious worlds. After Aki covered religious venues with plants, everything becomes complicated and illegible.

The Artificial World

We realize Aki Lumi’s fond of surveying artificial world in the latest two collections. He uses everything possible to cover, add and differentiate natural and unnatural pictures and portrays the environment around us. Starting from a series pictures of aero-engines, Aki uses illustration softwares to add rainbow-like colors, highlight the contrast and gloss on them. He smooths its outlines with a foggy retouch and prints out the final artworks with special papers. At last, he reminds us of this artificial world with industrial materials. More artificial touches the work has, the more vividly it presents the core message. In “Garden” collection, plants are used as a metaphor for our spiritual world. The constant overlapping of plants and architectures imply to us: What’s the artificial marks we’ve brought forward?

In Aki’s only drawing series “Trace”, he uses a more direct and brave way to portray instead of employing artificial images. He leaves all the representational images behind and enters an abstract world. Aki picks up everything he finds, from brush and camera to compass and pen. This is his indefinite and dialectical experiment between voluntary and involuntary, regular and irregular.

What kind of landscape on earth does Aki Lumi want to guide us to? On the other hand, when we’re facing the existing world bearing this question in mind, we suddenly realize this is exactly what we want. According to Aki, he not only focuses on the artificial orientation, but also values how we sense the world. What’s more important, he is aware that tool is our standard of comprehending the universe.

Exquisite Details

Being a Japanese, Aki Lumi has never included Japanese elements in his works deliberately. He reckons artists to have a multi-cultural and multi-lingual capability. That may be the reason why he leaves his country and migrates to Europe. The cross-cultural landscape facilitates him to create with multiple angles.

Visitors to Japan must have an impressive memory to this country with its meticulous utilize of their land. They have extra neat streets. Old buildings are washed bright and clean. Many families own a one-to-two sq. meter delicate and lush gardens by the corridor. Japanese ladies are well-known for their make-up skills. All of these reflect their focus on details-Japanese are subtle and detail-oriented with a unique and miraculous talent in dealing with materials. Even Aki Lumi is deliberately searching regulations in a world out of order, he’s also creating exquisite colors, layout, forms, skills and materials. He doesn’t give any details a miss.

For his debut exhibition in China, Aki Lumi adopts a Chinese name given by a Chinese photography senior. “Lumi” means getting lost in Chinese. However, Aki’s enlightening works lead us to recognize a certain world. Let’s follow Mr. “Getting Lost” and have an exceptional art journey for the factual landscape.


2016/05/11

How Art Museum

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昊美术馆-万和昊美艺术酒店
《我们 和 它们》
自我与他者的共存世界
2016.5.10 – 9.30
上海浦东祖冲之路2299号

艺术家 Artists
周春芽 / Zhou Chunya,岳敏君 / Yue Minjun,阿琦 路迷 / Aki Lumi,
达明·赫斯特 / Damien Hirst,于凡 / Yu Fan,马良 / Ma Liang,王迈 / Wang Mai,
李立宏 / Li Lihong,陈漫 / Chen Man,高磊 / Gao Lei,
高瑀 / Gao Yu,叶凌瀚 / Ye Linghan,郭剑 / Guo Jian.

How Museum – One Home Art Hotels
“US AND THEM”
Existential Dialectic of Selves and Others

2016.5.10 – 9.30
No. 2299 Zuchongzhi Road, Pudong, Shanghai

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2016/01/20

LONDON ART FAIR

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LONDON ART FAIR
20-24
.01 2016

BEETLES+HUXLEY GALLERY
Stand: 48

Exhibiting Artists
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Michael Kenna
Ruud Van Empel
Aki Lumi
Kechun Zhang
Paul Kenny
Alex Maclean
Josef Sudek
Filippo Minelli
Koo Bohnchang
Keiichi Tahara
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http://www.londonartfair.co.uk/exhibitors/beetleshuxley

3-5 Swallow Street
London
W1B 4DE
United Kingdom
gallery@beetlesandhuxley.com
020 7434 4319
http://www.beetlesandhuxley.com

Beetles+Huxley is one of Europe’s leading and most innovative photography galleries. Founded in London in 2010 the gallery was established to celebrate the medium in all its myriad forms, from nineteenth century documentary photography to cutting edge contemporary work.


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