10×10 Reading Room (Day 5): Ivan Vartanian / Goliga

10x10 Japanese Photobooks

10×10 Japanese Photobooks

As part of 10×10 Japanese Photobooks, a pop-up reading room of 100 Japanese photobooks at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios from September 28-30, 2012 and an online resource space at Photo(o)lia, Monsters & Madonnas features one 10×10 reading room specialist per day. Reading room and online contributors have each been asked to suggest 10 Japanese photobooks for a total of 100 photobooks in the reading room and an additional 100 books online: 10×10 (x2). Join the discussion on 10×10 Japanese photobooks here.

10×10 Reading Room
Day #5. Ivan Vartanian / Goliga

About Ivan Vartanian‘s Selection for the 10×10 Reading Room:
Tokyo is a cauldron of ideas, identities, and cultures in a state of clash and mixture. It has morphed from being one city in Japan to become a prototype for what a city represents, both good and bad: hybridization, proliferation, disassociation from one’s heritage, change, hyperactivity, jarring, disorienting. Apart from which, Tokyo as motif and theme is such an overbearing presence in photography from Japan that as a locus of ideas and sensibility is a topic ripe for further exploration.

Ivan Vartanian‘s 10×10 Reading Room Selection:

Daido Moriyama, TKY (Tokyo: Goliga and New York: Aperture, 2011)
Takashi Homma, Tokyo Suburbia (iPad version, 2012)
Nobuyoshi Araki, Tokyo Lucky Hole (Cologne: Taschen, 2005)
Issei Suda, Waga Tokyo 100 (Tokyo: Nikkor Club, 1979)
Makoto Azuma (flower works) and Shunsuke Shiinoki (photographs), Encyclopedia of Flowers (Kyoto: Seigensha Art Publishing, 2012)
Kazuyoshi Usui, Showa 88 (Tokyo: Zen Foto Gallery, 2011)
Ryudai Takano, Kasubaba (Tokyo: Daiwa Press, 2011)
Koji Onaka, Tokyo Candy Box (Tokyo: Wides Shuppan, Co., 2001)
Masayuki Yoshinaga, Gothic & Lolita (London: Phaidon, 2007)
Katsumi Watanabe, Gangs of Kabukicho (New York: PPP Editions, 2006)

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Ivan Vartanian is an independent author, editor, curator, and producer based in Tokyo since 1997. He is the co-author of Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s & 70s. He curates the on-going exhibition “Contemporary Japanese Photobooks,” originating at Le Bal, Paris (2011) and most recently traveling to the Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012).
Website: http://www.goliga.com/

To see these books in person, please visit the 10×10 Japanese Photobooks Reading Room
September 28-30,  3 to 9pm
Opening: Friday, September 28 from 7-9pm

ICP Bard MFA Studio
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City
(Runs concurrently with the New York Art Book Fair and is located across the street from MoMA PS1.)

Click here for a complete list of all 10 Reading Room Specialists

The Photo(o)lia blog features daily selections from 10×10 Online.
Day #5. Lilian Froger / 748=photobooks

2 thoughts on “10×10 Reading Room (Day 5): Ivan Vartanian / Goliga”

  1. […] Dan Abbe and Andrew Thorn / PH Tomoka Aya / The Third Gallery Aya Ferdinand Brueggemann / Galerie Priska Pasquer Atsushi Fujiwara / Asphalt Magazine Yasunori Hoki / Super Labo Akio Nagasawa / BLD Gallery Christopher Phillips and Deirdre Donohue / International Center of Photography Yoko Sawada / Osiris Kunihiro Takahashi / Tosei sha Ivan Vartanian / Goliga […]

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