NEW SOUTH WALES – TAASA Review June 2011


This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 30).

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Kamaitachi 1965-68 and Ukiyo-e projections 2002-03 are driven by Hosoe’s longstanding fascination for the revolutionary dance movement butoh and for its charismatic founders, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.

Together the series epitomises his unique style, which combines photography with elements of theatre, dance, film and traditional Japanese art.

Hosoe’s interest in examining the beauty and strength of the human body is best seen in his acclaimed series of extremely abstract nudes, Embrace 1969-70. ...