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06.04.2011

 

Micheko Galerie, Munich : living and surviving in metropolises - an ironic perspective by Satomi Shirai

Keiko Tanaka and Michele Vitucci present work by photographer Satomi Shirai in their gallery. Shirai is one of the most promising young photo artists to have recently emerged onto the international photo art scene. The native of Japan has been living in New York for the last few years and named her works after the town too.

Satomi Shirai’s work ‘Home from Home’ deals with narrow, overcrowded spaces in big cities, in which mostly young people from other countries and regions are struggling to make a living. Shirai’s photographs document moments from living in an alien environment with a healthy dose of humour and irony.

Works by the photographer from Tokyo have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London as well as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

The artist will be present on the opening night on Wednesday, the 13th of April 2011 from 7pm to 9pm.

Satomi Shirai ‘Home from Home’
Micheko Galerie
Theresienstrasse 18
80333 Munich
www.micheko.com


Due to the earthquake in Japan, the gallery will be selling photographs on various paper formats. Motifs on sale include works by Muga Miyahara, Mami Kiyoshi, Yumiko Kinoshita and Tomohide Ikeya. Prices range from 20 to 150 EUR. All of the proceedings will go to the Japanese Red Cross.

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich

Satomi Shirai at Micheko Gallery, Munich