For Seiichi Furuya’s exhibition there will be a presentation of his most recent book ‘Mémoires 1984-1987’ on 18 October 2011. The artist, Maren Lübbke-Tidow (editor in chief of Camera Austria International, Graz) and Florian Ebner (director of Museum für Photographie Braunschweig) will explore the interplay between the private and public, between personal vision and documentary detachment in Seiichi Furuya’s work.
Seiichi Furuya has published five books, all entitled Mémoires and dedicated to the memory of his wife. The first work dates back to 1989. ‘Mémoires 1984-1987’, published in fall 2010, is the last volume in the series. The latter centers around photographs made during the artist’s time in East Germany. In 1996-97 Einar Schleef wrote a piece on these photographs entitled ‘Schwarz Rot Gold’ (Black Red Gold).