Noritoshi Hirakawa

Noritoshi Hirakawa (b.1960) originally studied Applied Sociology and works today with photography, film, installation and performance. His works have been described as erotic, intimate and challenge mainstream views of sexuality as well the assumption that male desire is inherently exploitative, objectifying and oppressive towards women. The artist believes that human activities forms the culture in which we live today and proposes to push the boundaries of perception in order to expand the culture. In particular, he identifies the camera as “a very good excuse to connect men’s and women’s desires.”

Hirakawa’s work has been exhibited over 300 times, including at the Venice Biennale, Venice; Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MoMA PS1, New York; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Christophe Guye Gallerie, Zurich and Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto. The artist has also collaborated with poets, musicians, choreographers and architects and presented his work at Das TAT, Frankfurt; Danse Montpellier; and Fondation Cartier, Paris.

平川典俊出生於1960年,學生時代修習應用社會學,後從事攝影、電影、裝置 和表演藝術。他的作品表現常帶有強烈情慾特色,挑戰對性慾的主流感觀以及 男性欲望對女性的物化、暴虐和剝削的刻板假設。平川認為人類行為形塑我們今日的文化,必須挑戰認 知的界限,以不斷推進。他視鏡頭為連接男女欲望的絕佳理由。其作品曾於國 際重大展覽和機構展出,包括威尼斯雙年展、伊斯坦堡雙年展、巴黎龐畢度中 心 、 MoMA PS1 (New York), Kunsthalle(Vienna) , Christopher Guye Gallerie(Zurich), Taka Ishii Gallery(Kyoto)。他也和多名文化人士共同合作, 結合詩人、音樂家、編舞家和建築師於 Das TAT (Frankfurt),Danse Montpellier,Fondation Cartier( Paris) 等地展出。