Kōji Taki, photographie extraite de Provoke 3, 1969
Yōsuke Taki / Collection privée
Daido Moriyama, sans titre, photographies extraites de la série Accidents(Akushidento),1969
Daido Moriyama /collection de la Shadai Gallery, Tokyo Polytechnic University
Araki Nobuyoshi, sans titre, 1973
Araki Nobuyoshi / Collection Art Institute of Chicago
Portrait de Takuma Nakahira, Shinjuku, 1964 par Shōmei Tōmatsu
Shōmei Tōmatsu - INTERFACE / Collection Art Institute of Chicago
Provoke 3, couverture, 1969.
Takuma Nakahira / Daido Moriyama / Takahiko Okada / Yutaka Takanashi / Kōji Taki. Collection Privée
Anonyme, Contestation autour de l'aéroport de Narita, c. 1969
Collection Art Institute of Chicago
Takuma Nakahira, photographie extraite du livre For a Language to Come (Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni), 1970.
Takuma Nakahira/ Collection Privée
"I was inspired by provoke. Most people paid no attention to it, but really it was like a bomb."
LE BAL presents the first exhibition dedicated to the famous Japanese magazine, which greatly influenced the history of Photography through its major figures: NakahiraTakuma, Daido Moriyama, Takanashi Yutaka.
Both a manifesto and a collective work, Provoke assigned a new role to photography as a reaction to violent social and political turmoil and echoed the emerging Performance art scene.
The exhibition and the accompanying book are the result of three years of research and collaboration between four international museums – Albertina (Austria), Winterthur Fotomuseum (Switzerland), the Art Institute of Chicago (USA) and LE BAL (France) – and more than 40 international lenders, artists, collectors, museums, and galleries.
Teaser of the exhibition
Matthieu Samadet - Goodbye Films / LE BAL
Co-curators: Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky with Duncan Forbes and Walter Moser
Exhibition conceived and produced by LE BAL with Albertina (Vienna, Austria), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), Art Institute of Chicago (United-States)
With the support of ANA - All Nippon Airways and Lexus
Media partners of the exhibition: Le Monde, The Eyes, France Culture, Télérama, Beaux-arts Magazine, L’œil de la photo, Mouvements, Paris-art.com, Polka, Time Out Paris