Galerie Eric Mouchet are proud to present Eikoh Hosoe’s “Barakei: A Portrait of a Yukio Mishima”. Taking place between 27 October – 23 December 2016 in the Saint-Germain area of central Paris.
This exhibition will showcase a series of original works by avant-garde Japanese photographer - Eikoh Hosoe, who alternatively captured the contradictory nature of legendary author Yukio Mishima, often referred to as the Ernest Hemingway of Japan. Scandalous at the time the dark, erotically charged images centred on the male bodydepict Mishima both in his Tokyo home and in Tatsumi Hijikata’s deserted dance studio stripped bare nude. The others works pay tribute to his love for European Renaissance art and in particular his very sensual iconography of the martyr Saint Sebastian.
Emblematic of a modern Japan, “Barakei” is an erotic and morbid fable that is well known due to its provocative allusion to Mishima’s homosexuality and the despair of an immensely erudite author who refused the decline of his country and eventually his body by committing ritual suicide. “Barakei” is incontestably Eikoh Hosoe’s masterpiece.
The exhibition will also be a part of the festival Photo Saint German from 4 – 20 November 2016.