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Tokyo - Gerry Johansson

Galleries Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen

Hazenstraat 27
1016 SM Amsterdam
info@woutervanleeuwen.com
+31 (0)6 52031540

Open Thu - Sat / 12-18 hrs

Exhibition 15 Oct — 19 Nov

Opening 15 Oct, 16-19 hrs

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Tokyo is a visual journey through a city at once futuristic and obsolete, its visionary design worn out – like that of a past era. Johansson uses photography to index the city, finding form and pragmatic order through accumulation and sequence, revealing the city's hidden, modular logic: lego-like segments, a basic square unit repeated indefinitely and in various sizes. These images are unpeopled, showing only the architecture of the city, a container of 13 million people, organised around mass movement and the funnelling of human traffic. Between the concrete, glass and steel, the occasional green life sprouts – miniature gardens in the narrow alleyways, or a cluster of flower pots lining the sidewalk. The architecture creates its own topography, and the city is glimpsed as the last outpost of a fading, mechanised world.

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