As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Rinko Kawauchi has been nominated for this years Deutsche Borse prize which is currently being exhibited at The Photographers Gallery in London. To coincide with this, Kawauchi has produced an edition which is not only an object but a live performance. On the 8th September Kawauchi will create nine different Japanese scrolls, each with a panel of 10 images themed around a different subject. As part of the event, visitors purchasing a scroll will be able to witness the scroll being produced live; a pattern will be screenprinted on the scroll, Kawauchi’s mother will write the title in brushstroke and Kawauchi will finally stamp and sign the scroll. The scroll is 220mm high and 2.1 metres long, comes wrapped around a Katsura pole and is housed in a laser etched Paulownia wood case. The edition size is a total of 300 suggesting there will be approximately 33/34 of each theme.
Amazingly the edition is only £216 (including VAT), which is an excellent price compared to other editions by Kawauchi; this is an amazing opportunity to collect an object by an internationally renowned artist whose reputation is rapidly growing. To see videos of all nine scrolls and order the edition (also available to those that cannot make it to the gallery on the day as well) visit the Goliga website here.
I have bought Goldfish and Diamond Dust.