Eriko Koga Exhibition
EMON is very pleased to present an exhibition of Tryadhvan, the latest series by photographer Eriko Koga, for a period of one month from October 21. Last year Koga won the Grand Prix award at KG+, an international photography festival satellite event in Kyoto. Tryadhvan was produced as part of the official program for Kyotographie 2016, exhibited in a prestigious Nagaie traditional Kyoto residence. EMON now recreates the powerful ambience of this exhibition in Tokyo. Tryadhvan takes the new life conceived within Koga’s own body as a focal point for exploring the spiritual power inherent in familial bonds. The title of the series is taken from the Sanskrit word to describe past, present and future existence, and examines what we all stand to learn from the invisible but unbroken lines that extend between all three. Meeting her priest husband, receiving the gift of her child and numerous other moments of temple life are etched into Koga’s heart; her gaze imbued with an exquisite restraint as she records these scenes. The monochrome photographs capture with utmost power the temple’s supernatural serenity, nestled at the foot of Mt. Hieizan. Koga’s bond with her husband, and her own face in profile–that of a mother–all are woven together like a diary of sorts, at times revealing scenes that are breathtaking. We are happy to invite one and all to view this exhibition of works composed with assistance from Pascale Beausse, Head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques in France, and the cooperation of Kyotographie International Photography Festival. In cooperation with Kyotographie｜Grand Marble｜Canon Marketing Japan Inc.