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Renato D'Agostin: Tokyo Untitled

by Jacob Resneck
on 19 November 2009

Venice-born photographer Renato D'Agostin recently spent time in the world's largest city capturing the abstract side of its urban landscape. The resulting monograph "Tokyo Untitled" was released this month and is the subject of concurrent exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo and now Manhattan's Leica Gallery.

D'Agostin's unconventional narrative of his Tokyo journey makes for a series of images imbued with a language made up of dislocated objects that—divorced from their ordinary context—create new meanings in themselves.

Already the 88-page book (his third published work) is being lauded by critics and artists alike.

"'Tokyo Untitled' photographs bring me back to the destroyed Tokyo as it appeared right after the war ended," writes Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe. "It may be totally impossible for young Renato to imagine that his 'Tokyo Untitled' reminds me of such tragic images as Tokyo's air raid attack which happened 64 years ago."

After completing a run in the Leica Gallery in New York that opened yesterday, D'Agostin's exhibition will move next February to his native Italy for a stint at the MC2 Gallery in Milan.


In the meantime, the book sells from Amazon and the limited edition version (available by contacting D'Agostin) makes a great gift for photographers and Tokyo fans alike.

Check out more images after the jump.


Tokyo Untitled
Through 9 January 2010
Leica Gallery
670 Broadway
New York, NY 10012 map
tel. +1 212 777 3051

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