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Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery、2017年度の企画展第三弾には藤元敬
会期: 2017年9月9日(土)～ 9月24日(日)
9月16日(土) アーティストトーク: 午後6時～ <入場無料>
会場: Reminders Photography Stronghold ギャラリー
Reminders Photography Stronghold is organizing Keiji Fujimoto’s solo exhibition “Forget-me-not” from September 9th to 24th .
From 2014 to 2015, Fujimoto had been taking photos of ordinal African gay youth living in Kenya and Uganda. Fujimoto also grew up as a gay in Japanese society and having personal struggles especially when he was young and could not share his feeling with anybody. In this artist book, Fujimoto mixed his private photos, paintings and diaries chronologically, with those pictures he took in Africa.
Date: Sep 9 – 24th, 2017
Time: 13:00 – 19:00
Artist Talk: Sep 16th, 18:00-
Location: 2-38-5, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
5min from both, Hikifune station and Keisei Hikifune station.
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Old picture reflects a young boy with dazzling black skin who is covering a body with white shirt. Boy was dreaming to be a pilot someday. Man who used to love the sky was always hanging his childhood picture in a room.
He now grew up to the adult, and noticed that his childhood dream was just an illusion. One fact, in front of his eyes, was just a messy room with unwashed clothes. He was suffering with emotional chains of, feeling guilty for hiding his sexuality to the family and friends, taking pale peace with the boy friend, and denying himself when he is alone in the room.
We were quite similar in that way. Both were troublesome existences, who are breaking harmony in the society. And that is probably why we could be friends each other.
Color of the sky was changing from deep purple to blue, at the outside of window. Morning was coming again.
“I have to leave soon” he said.
He then veiled negative emotions on the face unconsciously. His eyes started focusing on the actual world. He wore a crumpled shirt, and so opened door.
Kenyan sky was already too blue, at the outside world.