Memory: Miyako Ishiuchi

I am currently reading about memory in contemporary art and came across this beautiful quote from Miyako Ishiuchi.

“I continue to take photographs of scars. I cannot stop because they are so much like a photograph. More than like, they have almost the same quality as a photograph. They are visible events in the past and recorded days. Both the scars and the photographs are the manifestation of sorrow for the many things that can never be retrieved and love for a life that is a remembered present.”

~Miyako Ishiuchi (from Contemporary Art & Memory by Joan Gibbons)


Miyako Ishiuchi, No. 17 from the 1906 to the Skin series, 1993 © Miyako Ishiuchi.

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