Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Kimiko Yoshida

In the age of the 'selfie' Kimiko Yoshida is not involved in representing herself but disguising and destroying her own identity, a  “ceremony of disappearance”.

There is no search for identity in my work. I know that identity doesn’t exist. There are only infinite layers of me. If I peel them back, like the skin of an onion, there will be nothing underneath.” 
"Art is above all the experience of transformation. Transformation is, it seems to me, the ultimate value of the work. Art for me has become a space of shifting metamorphosis. My Self-portraits ... are only the place and the formula of the mutation." Kimiko Yoshida

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