In the year that social distancing and self-isolation have entered our daily vernacular, Michael Hoppen Gallery presents Private Scenes, an exhibition of Masahisa Fukase’s late photography which has never appeared more transgressive or relevant than today. “Berobero’”- an onomatopoeic word referring to both tongues and licking – is the title Fukase gave to his self-portraits in which he touches tongues with friends and strangers alike. Mostly shot in bars around Shinjuku in Tokyo, Fukase’s comrades display a range of reactions; Some close their eyes, strike dramatic poses, laugh or abandon themselves to the act. ¬ Their responses to this provocative,...
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