Past Event Tate Modern Exhibition

William Klein + Daido Moriyama

10 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

William Klein Candy Store, New York, 1955

William Klein School out, Dakar, 1963

William Klein lsa Maxwell's Toy ball, Waldorf Hotel, New York 1955

Daido Moriyama Yokosuka (Small Colour Portfolio) 1970/1999

Daido Moriyama Ominato (Small Colour Portfolio) 1974

Daido Moriyama Marine Accident (Premeditated or not 5) 1969

Explore modern urban life in New York and Tokyo through the photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. This is the first exhibition to look at the relationship between the work of influential photographer and filmmaker Klein, and that of Moriyama, the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s.

With work from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition demonstrates the visual affinity between their urgent, blurred and grainy style of photography and also their shared desire to convey street life and political protest, from anti-war demonstrations and gay pride marches to the effects of globalisation and urban deprivation.

The exhibition also considers the medium and dissemination of photography itself, exploring the central role of the photo-book in avant-garde photography and the pioneering use of graphic design within these publications. As well the issues of Provoke magazine in which Moriyama and his contemporaries showcased their work, the exhibition will include fashion photography from Klein’s work with Vogue and installations relating to his satirical films Mister Freedom and Who Are You Polly Maggoo?

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William Klein: In Pictures

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William Klein: In Pictures

William Klein:Stories and Chance

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William Klein: Stories and Chance

Daido Moriyama: In Pictures

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Daido Moriyama: In Pictures

Daido Moriyama: Erotic City

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Daido Moriyama: Erotic City

Venue

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

10 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

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