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Paris Photo 2019 : Mari Katayama / Sage Paris


Born with a rare physical handicap, Japanese artist Mari Katayama who shows her work both at Pavillon Central and Arsenale at Venice Biennale 2019, chose to have both her legs amputated at the age of nine. Since then she has transcended her condition by the works she creates, using her own body as a magnificent living sculpture. In her photographic autoportraits, Mari Katayama is exploring the numerous challenges ascertaining to her condition and identity, trying to recover her memories of isolation she felt whilst growing-up. Mari Katayama invites us to her own reality, trying to prompt us to consider the...

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