A one-day-only event held at Tate Modern, Printing Show is a rare opportunity for participants to create their own numbered limited-edition photobook by the renowned master of Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama. Each participant will edit and sequence their own copy, which will be staple-bound with a silk-screened cover and signed by the artist, who will be present throughout this performative event. The entire book-making process will happen live on site in your full view. The photobook that will be generated in this performance is entitled MENU.
Coinciding with the William Klein + Daido Moriyama exhibition, the 2012 Printing Show will feature a menu of over 90 images from Moriyama’s oeuvre, including recent colour photographs. The event is a re-staging of DAIDO MORIYAMA PRINTING SHOW, which took place in Tokyo in 1974. Instead of mounting photographic prints on the gallery walls, Moriyama installed a photocopy machine and silk-screen printing station, generating individualised photobooks composed of photocopied sheets, staple-bound inside a silk-screened cover. Entitled Another Country in New York, the book made use of photographs that the artist shot while in New York City in the winter of 1971.
Please allow 40 minutes to one hour for the whole process in order to leave with your unique signed copy of MENU. Tickets are timed and limited to one book per ticket but admit two people to enter.
PRINTING SHOW is a Goliga project organised by Ivan Vartanian