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Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered

14.12.2018 - 24.02.2019/General, Gallery
Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered
Norio IMAI, 'En (Circle)', 1967. 16 mm film transferred on DVD, 4'00
LAZNIA 1 Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered
ul. Jaskolcza 1, Gdansk Dolne Miasto

Exhibition: 14th December 2018 - 24th February 2019
Opening: Friday, 14th December (free entry)
Guided tour with audio description: 14th December, 6 p.m. (as part of the official opening)

It has been exactly 50 years since Fluorescent Chrysanthemum was presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Selected works by Japanese avant-garde artists showcased at the time will soon be on display at ŁAŹNIA 1 CCA in Gdańsk, at the exhibition under the extended title Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered.

The London exhibition Fluorescent Chrysanthemum, which opened two years before these events, managed to capture Japanese artistic cinema before this change, regarded as the end of a certain chapter in the history of Japanese cinematography.

The title of the exhibition refers to the fluorescent effects used in the works of Japanese artists and monshō (the Japanese equivalent of an emblem) in the form of a chrysanthemum. The exhibition at ŁAŹNIA 1 CCA will include photographs, films, calendars, books, vinyl record covers, graphic works, sheet music and documentation of the 1968 exhibition by Norio Imai, Kohei Sugiura (designer of the London exhibition) and Katsushiro Yamagochi, among others.

More info on the website of Laznia.
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