Noritoshi Hirakawa

b. 1960, Fukuoka, Japan

Noritoshi Hirakawa is an internationally known contemporary artist working in photography, film, dance, installation and performance. His work has been exhibited extensively in biennales including Site Santa Fe Biennale, New Mexico (1997); Istanbul Biennale (1995); Venice Biennale (1994) and in museum exhibitions including MoMA PS1 Museum in New York, USA (2000); Centre Pompidou in Paris, France (1995); Museum fur Modern Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (1994). His works are held in numerous museum and public collections including M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Japan and Yves Klein Foundation in the USA. Hirakawa currently lives and works in New York, USA.

About A Sense of Accomplishment (2008) and A Daughter’s Proposal (2008)
Hirakawa’s works often explore the disparities of invisible social hierarchies and uncover social taboos hidden in the Japanese social system. In A Sense of Accomplishment, he focuses on issues of bonding between daughters and their parents in present-day Japanese society. The work attempts to prove the existence of a reality where families can transcend superficial values and remains connected even on a subconscious level. In A Daughter’s Proposal, a solitary daughter’s positive expectations of her family to acknowledge the reality in which she lives in can be observed.

Exhibition details of "Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography" (7.5 - 25.6.2016)