Realism(s) #26

Untitled - Takuma Nakahira, 1971, gelatin silver print (from 35mm negative)


Takuma Nakahira's Circulation: Date, Place, Events was first exhibited in 1971 as part of the Seventh Paris Biennale. For each of seven consecutive days, Nakahira photographed, developed and exhibited approximately one hundred images of everyday activity in Paris. The photographs were developed at night and exhibited without omission the following day, spread onto the floor of a gallery space after the walls had been covered. A few years later, Nakahira burned most of his earlier negatives and prints, but for unknown reasons these "pieces of reality cut out by means of the camera" were preserved, as documents of a language to come.