"TMGE KYOTO RIOT!-19962003"
- THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT, SEIJI SHIBUYA AND MASAFUMI SANAI -

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2013.9.20(Fri) - 10.11(Fri)
11:30 - 20:00(to 19:00 on Sep.20 and 22:30 on Sep.25)
Close on Wednesdays (except Sep.25)
Admission: 500yen
(Free for elementary school students or younger)
Opening Reception: 2013.9.20(Fri)19:00 - 21:00

A collaboration show by Seiji Shibuya and Masafumi Sanai, to follow the tracks of THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT.
FOIL GALLERY is pleased to announce "TMGE KYOTO RIOT!-19962003", a photography show of the band "THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT" taken by Seiji Shibuya and Masafumi Sanai.
The show is to commemorate the release of the DVD entitled "BURNING MOTORS GO LAST HEAVEN II", which recorded their live performance at Kyoto Takutaku back in September 25th, 2003, by showing works of two photographers who had been deeply involved with the band when they were active.
The band had been facing with audience in such sincerity that their energy towards audience sparkle even in photography.
The performances of Futoshi Abe, Koji Ueno, Kazuyuki Kuhara and Yusuke Chiba captured by Shibuya and Sanai never fade in photography.
By tracing their final tour, Shibuya vividly seizes the band which is getting to the end in his series called "LAST HEAVEN", while Sanai depicts the band on the stage powerfully yet sensitively on their 1997 tour "FRIENDS - THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT".
This is the very first photography show of the influential band, THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT which was active from 1991 to 2003. The goods also available at the show.

*Related talk event at FOIL GALLERY is scheduled. Details coming soon
*THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT live on screen "Takutaku again - BURNING MOTORS GO LAST HEAVEN U”
Date: 2013.9.25(Wed)
Venue:Kyoto Takutaku(Japanese only)
Open: 18:00/ Start:18:30
Tickets:advance/ 2,300 yen door/ not determined (including tax, all standing, one order of drink required)
Tickets released to public on 2013.8.31(Sat)
Details: www.rockin-blues.com (Japanese only)



Seiji Shibuya Profile:

Born in Yokohama city in 1975. Self-taught in photography.
Main books: BIRTH(AKAAKA,2008) DANCE(AKAAKA,2010) AGAINST THE SKY(The Hakone Open-air Museum,2011) BY THE WOODS(The Hakone Open-air Museum,2011)
Major shows: BIRTH(AMPG,Tokyo,2007) DANCE(AKAAKA,Tokyo,2010) LETTERS(The Hakone Open-air Museum,Hakone,2012)
LAST HEAVEN(rockin’on,2003) is a photo book of the band THE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT.
HP:www.seijishibuya.com

Masafumi Sanai Profile:
Born in Shizuoka in 1968. Started with photography at the age of 24.
Received the 28th Kimura Ihei Award for Commemorative Photography with his photo compilation “MAP” in 2002.
Main books: Ikiteiru(SHEIGENSHA,1997) Tekka(SHEIGENSHA,2004) Furou(Taisho,2008) Rarry(match and company + Taisho,2012)
Major shows: Contrast:The Photograph of Masafumi Sanai(The Taro Okamoto Museum of Art,Kawasaki,2009) Dokuso(Yoyogi Village,Tokyo,2013)
FRIENDS - THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT(SEIGENSHA,1998) is a photo book of the band THE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT.
HP:www.sanaimasafumi.jp



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