Tan~Fiona – Goraiko*
Authors: Lavinia Francke, Stefan Gronert, Fiona Tan Publisher: Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Amsterdam Year: 2019 ISBN: 9789072532411 Hardbound, 176 pages, German / English, 30 x 20 cm, full colour Design: Willem van Zoetendaal Condition: new Artist's book by the exhibition Goraiko – Fiona Tan SPECTRUM – Internationaler Preis für Fotografie der Stiftung Niedersachsen, 2019
Published in conjunction with Fiona Tan’s eponymous exhibition at Sprengel Museum Hannover, which celebrates her being awarded the SPECTRUM International Prize for Photography of the Stiftung Niedersachsen in 2019, this book reflects the artist’s differentiated use of photography on a comprehensive scale, taking account of the phenomenon of time and at the interface with the medium of film. ‘Goraiko’ translates as “the coming of the light”, and refers to the sunrise as seen from the top of Mt. Fuji, the highest point in Japan. Page after page is printed with myriad representations of the iconic mountain in a comprehensive and overwhelming visual presentation.
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