TKY: Photographs by Daido Moriyama [Printing Show].
New York: Aperture Foundation, 2011. Signed and editioned to tipped in card, no. 185 of 500. Side stapled in screen printed wraps. Photocopied sheets, color and black and white. 9 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄4 in. Near fine. Item #6294
Signed and editioned photobook created by Moriyama and a visitor at his 2011 Aperture exhibition, each copy differing slightly. Created during the exhibition of the same name held at Aperture Gallery, November 7, 2011 – December 1, 2011, Printing Show was a recreation of Moriyama’s 1974 performance. In each case, visitors to the gallery found the photographer stationed at a photocopier duplicating his prints. These Xeroxed prints were then assembled and staplebound with a silkscreened cover also printed in the gallery.
In 1974, the photobook that resulted from this process was Moriyama’s Another Country – New York. In this 2011 iteration, the work titled TKY included images made in Tokyo during
the previous decade. This performance places visitors to the gallery in the position of active collaborators and creators in the publishing process. Visitors selected, edited, and sequenced 20 sheets of TKY after choosing from a selection of 54 double-sided photocopied sheets on view in the space. Visitors also chose from two cover options.
All copies made during the performance are signed and numbered by the photographer on a pasted-in card to the front wrap, alongside a tipped-in card that records the numbers
in sequence of their selected sheets. The book includes the authentication card, signature, and edition stamp, with the selection card. This example includes cover option “B” [silver/ black] with sheets 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 38, 42, 43, 46, 51, 56.
A rare and unique artifact of a landmark photographer and book artist.