‘Okinawa Soul’ exhibition in London

‘Okinawa Soul’ by Mao Ishikawa is a photography exhibition to be held in London from 28th October to 3rd November. It’s the Okinawan artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Mao Ishikawa was born in 1953 in Ogimi in the north of Okinawa’s main island and she lives and works in Tomigusuku City, Okinawa. She has had solo exhibitions in major cities in Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, and Nagoya, and also at Cornell University in New York (2006). Her group exhibitions include ‘Into the Atomic Sunshine’, together with Yoko Ono, at Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum (2009).

‘Okinawa Soul’ features three decades of photographs by Ishikawa, who has focused her lens on the lives of various people and subjects connected with Okinawa. Ishikawa’s wide range of subjects includes series on local fishermen, families, elderly Okinawans, young men and women of different nationalities, actors of Okinawan traditional theatre, and herself. The exhibition in London will include a talk from the artist on the opening night and the presentation of a documentary film of the artist’s work produced by Takayuki Higuchi.

The exhibition is at East Gallery, 214 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA, UK.


For further information, contact Naoko Uchima on naoko.uchima@gmail.com

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One Comment on “‘Okinawa Soul’ exhibition in London”

  1. toranosuke Says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’m not in London to see the exhibit, sadly, but I’m always on the lookout for Okinawan contemporary artists.

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