Ryan McGinley’s Body Loud Exhibition in all its Naked Glory in Tokyo.
To say that NYC-based photographer Ryan McGinley was a prodigy is a bit of an understatement. At 25-years-old, he was one of the youngest photographers to get a solo show at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Four years later, in 2007, he was named Young Photographer of the Year at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards, but that was before GQ crowned him the ‘most important photographer in America’.
He’s widely known for his intense colour, intimate character and used his band of beautiful friends – are probably cooler than yours – to create photographs, rarely not naked but never quite sexy. Now on view at Tokyo’s Opera City Gallery, Ryan McGinley will be the subject of major exhibition from April to July 2016. The exhibition will feature his imagery collection from early 2000’s until present, including McGinley famous installation called “Yearbook”, where 20 metre long portraits of celebration of youth in all its naked glory covering every surface in the gallery. He also proudly displayed his “Body Loud” series, where he and his crew travel the country to capture a crew of young, non-professional models in various states of undress, cavorting through natural environments, the subjects of the American photographer are sometimes vulnerable, other times alluring – but always compelling. (Text Saskia Chairunnisa)
Dates: April 16th (Sat) – July 10th (Sun), 2016
Venue: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (-20:00 on Friday and Saturday. The entrance closes 30 minutes before the closing time) Closed on Monday (Open on May 2nd)
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