Kimiko Yoshida

  • fine art,  Kimiko Yoshida,  lower east side

    Artlog Lower East Side Art crawl

    FINE ART GALLERY is delighted to participate to the Artlog Collect LES’09 on Saturday, April 18th. Join Artlog for Collect LES, an art crawl through the Lower East Side’s burgeoning art community. Coordinated by Artlog in partnership with the LES Business Improvement District, Collect LES includes 28 galleries and the New Museum. Schedule: 4:00 – 6:00pm $2 off admission to the New Museum’s Triennial “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus,” including a private curator-led tour for Collect LES ticket holders from 4:00 – 4:45pm. Space is limited- RSVP 6:00 – 8:30pm Gallery crawl 8:00 – 10:30pm Reception at The Sixth Ward (Garden), 191 Orchard St, New York 9:30pm – Late…

  • Descartes,  Israel Museum,  Kimiko Yoshida

    Self-portraits, brides of the world, and Descartes

    Through a series of self-portraits taken during the last seven years, the Japanese photographer Kimiko Yoshida embodies the brides of the world. Subverting the stereotypes which pertain to tribal minorities and segregation, she challenges the search of narcissism: she seeks erasure: erasure of the origins. Borrowing from the precept of Descartes “Larvatus Prodeo”(`I come forward masked’), and like an Ovidian tale, transforms into an African, an Indian, an Egyptian, a Russian, a Tibetan… alluding to the condition that we live in the globalization of goods and images, exceeding the possession of a fixed identity by mixing cultures, religions, rituals and references. She crossbreeds, she hybrids, she metamorphoses. Her approach is…