This week´s viewing room at Ira Stehmann Fine Art presents Michael Kenna´s photographs from his new book “Buddha” available in August 2020*. This online exclusive presentation is a preview ahead of the exhibition which will open later this year.
Michael Kenna is internationally celebrated for his mysterious and exquisite black-and-white natural and industrial landscapes. For more than three decades, he is consistent in his means of photographic expression using Hasselblad camera, black-and-white-film, and classic prints which he develops in his own darkroom in an intimate format.
He is particularly famous for his images of Asia, where he has traveled to some of the world´s most beautiful locations. It is no wonder that among Kenna´s prolific creations are numerous images of the Buddha from Cambodia, China, Japan, India, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Seeking out temples, shrines and museums which had Buddhist content for decades, Kenna´s images are quiet, peaceful, and striking in the interplay of dark and light, directness and minimalism. Also included in the book and our presentation are a selection of Kenna´s magical Asian landscapes.
May this short photographic journey draw you towards enlightenment!
Please click the following link to explore the exhibition.
*Buddha. Photographs by Michael Kenna
Edited by Ira Stehmann with an essay by Jens Hartmann and Gudrun Melzer
Prestel Publishing: Munich London New York, 2020
Hardcover with jacket, 24 x 28 cm
192 pages, 160 b/w illustrations
€ 50,00 (Germany)
ISBN: 978-3-7913-8508-2 (English)
Ira Stehmann Fine Art
Prinzregentenstraße 78, 81675 Munich, Germany
June 18, 2020 to August 18, 2020