Seiichi Furuya - Mémoires
'Mémoires' is the title of a visual labor of memory that the Japanese photographer currently living in Graz, Seiichi Furuya, has been carrying out since the late 1980s. In numerous exhibitions and artist's books Furuya combines portraits of his deceased wife with pictures from their travels together and places of residence, and these images are presented in ever changing constellations and contexts. The pictures from East Berlin, where Furuya lived from 1984 to 1987, are an exceptional document, featuring a vivid interplay between the private and public, between personal vision and documentary detachment. This is the first time that the artist's work has been presented in Berlin.