Araki/Zorn - Photographs/Etchings

A unique exhibition with the world-renowned Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki—often called simply Araki—and our Swedish “national artist” Anders Zorn. The exhibition presents works from Araki’s series A:s Lovers, Diary Series, and Tokyo Summer Story in combination with a selection of Zorn’s etchings, many of which have never before been displayed.

Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the world’s most renowned photographers. He has been called the Mapplethorpe of Japan. His images, which are often on the boundary between documentary and staged photography, frequently portray nude women and social taboos. Araki’s photos of women are ambiguous, taking inspiration from ancient Japanese tradition, a culture with fixed male and female roles.