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Common Ground: Photography, Writing and Public Space

19 July 2018

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WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY & WELLBEING WORKSHOP: ‘HERE AND NOW 2’

16 July 2018

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BOOK LAUNCH: SHOULDN’T THROW STONES

2 August 2018

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WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY & WELLBEING WORKSHOP: ‘HERE AND NOW 3’

13 August 2018

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XU ZHEN: OPTIMIZING

13 July - 7 September 2018

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HIDDEN WORLDS

14 July - 16 July 2018

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New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August 2018

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SEEING FUTURES: HUGH BAIRD PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERGRADUATES & ALUMNI

29 June 2018

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‘ELLESMERE PORT’ WHITBY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION

22 June 2018

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Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful World Where Are You?

14 July - 28 October 2018

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China Conversation

17 June 2018

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MA Course Brief

1 September 2018

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Our North

28 March - 30 March 2018

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Snapshot to WeChat: A Migration of Identity

6 April - 17 June 2018

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The Pier Head – Tom Wood

12 January - 25 March 2018

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Ferry Folk

11 January - 25 March 2018

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Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

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Finding Fangorn

26 October - 26 November 2017

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Who We Are

22 June - 26 June 2017

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OPEN 3: AFFECTING CHANGE

7 July - 17 September 2017

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Tate Exchange Liverpool

27 November - 29 November 2016

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Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015

28 October - 18 December 2016

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40 Years of Open Eye Gallery: 1977-2017

5 January 2017

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North: Identity, Photography, Fashion

6 January - 19 March 2017

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Culture Shifts: Global

7 April - 18 June 2017

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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

9 October 2016

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Toxteth

9 October 2016

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Positive Changes at The Atkinson

9 October 2016

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Kirkby

9 October 2016

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St Helens

9 October 2016

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Exhibition: Halton

9 October 2016

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Wirral: Another Language/ In The Pink Room

9 October 2016

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Animator Training

9 October 2016

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Liverpool Biennial 2016

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Walter & Zoniel: Spectra

9 July - 16 October 2016

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Tromarama

9 July - 31 July 2016

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Telling Tales

6 July - 11 July 2016

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Collected Possibilities

15 June - 19 June 2016

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Open 2: Pieces of You

15 April - 5 June 2016

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Flat Death: Edgar Martins & Jordan Baseman

15 January - 3 April 2016

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Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 March - 29 April 2013

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Mishka Henner: Precious Commodities

2 March - 29 April 2013

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A Lecture Upon The Shadow

7 December - 17 February 2013

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Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

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E. Chambre Hardman

7 December - 17 February 2013

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Mark Morrisroe: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

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Sinta Tantra – Together, Yet Forever Apart: Liverpool Biennial 2012

1 September - 1 January 2014

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Still Outside (Or Unexplained)

22 June - 2 September 2012

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Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures

22 June - 2 September 2012

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Richard Mosse: Infra

30 March - 10 June 2012

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KOHEI YOSHIYUKI: LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2012

KOHEI YOSHIYUKI: LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2012

KOHEI YOSHIYUKI: LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2012

KOHEI YOSHIYUKI: LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2012

Kohei Yoshiyuki: Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September - 25 November 2012

First exhibited in Tokyo in 1979, Kohei Yoshiyuki’s (Japan, b. 1946) twin projects The Park and Love Hotel ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance.

Yoshiyuki was a young commercial photographer in Tokyo in the early 1970s when he and a colleague walked through Chuo Park in Shinjuku one night. They noticed a couple on the ground, then spectators lurking in the bushes. Fascinated by these illicit games of cat and mouse, Yoshiyuki spent the next six months becoming a participant. “To photograph the voyeurs”, he later wrote, “I needed to be considered one of them”. Returning with his camera, loaded with infrared flashbulbs and film, he photographed in three different Tokyo parks over several years. The resulting body of work captures heterosexual and homosexual couples engaged in sexual activity, and the peeping toms who stalked them.

Open Eye Gallery’s installation echoes the original exhibition in 1979 at Komai Gallery in Tokyo, where prints were shown inside a darkened space, illuminated by the torches of visitors.

Alongside The Park Open Eye Gallery presents a selection of works from Yoshiyuki’s companion series Love Hotel (1978). These photographs are taken from sex tapes made by the clients of an infamous Tokyo book-by-the-hour hotel. “The grainy vagueness of these still images… alternately invites and frustrates, underscoring all the more forcefully that the truth about eros lies not in what you see, but, ultimately, in what you fail to” (Artforum, 2007).

This is the first UK solo exhibition of Kohei Yoshiyuki and forms part of Liverpool Biennial 2012 – The Unexpected Guest.

First exhibited in Tokyo in 1979, Kohei Yoshiyuki’s (Japan, b. 1946) twin projects The Park and Love Hotel ignited furious debate about photography’s relationship with voyeurism and surveillance.

Yoshiyuki was a young commercial photographer in Tokyo in the early 1970s when he and a colleague walked through Chuo Park in Shinjuku one night. They noticed a couple on the ground, then spectators lurking in the bushes. Fascinated by these illicit games of cat and mouse, Yoshiyuki spent the next six months becoming a participant. “To photograph the voyeurs”, he later wrote, “I needed to be considered one of them”. Returning with his camera, loaded with infrared flashbulbs and film, he photographed in three different Tokyo parks over several years. The resulting body of work captures heterosexual and homosexual couples engaged in sexual activity, and the peeping toms who stalked them.

Open Eye Gallery’s installation echoes the original exhibition in 1979 at Komai Gallery in Tokyo, where prints were shown inside a darkened space, illuminated by the torches of visitors.

Alongside The Park Open Eye Gallery presents a selection of works from Yoshiyuki’s companion series Love Hotel (1978). These photographs are taken from sex tapes made by the clients of an infamous Tokyo book-by-the-hour hotel. “The grainy vagueness of these still images… alternately invites and frustrates, underscoring all the more forcefully that the truth about eros lies not in what you see, but, ultimately, in what you fail to” (Artforum, 2007).

This is the first UK solo exhibition of Kohei Yoshiyuki and forms part of Liverpool Biennial 2012 – The Unexpected Guest.

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