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'Philosopher's Tree' by Michael Kenna

  • Usagi 10 Shin Hing Street Central, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

Philosopher's Tree

by Michael Kenna

A solo exhibition curated by Blue Lotus Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION        15 June:  6 - 9pm

EXHIBITION DURATION      15 June to 01 July 2018  

ARTIST Q+A and                  22 June 2018: 6-8pm

BOOK SIGNING                    22 June 2018: 6-8pm

VENUE:                                Usagi, 10 Shin Hing St, Central, Hong Kong

OPENING HOURS:               Monday - Sunday 11am - 7pm


Michael Kenna is one of today’s most important and influential black & white landscape photographers. This exhibition, curated by Blue Lotus Gallery, focuses on a subject most dear to Kenna: trees. Slowness is a philosophy that carries through all that Michael Kenna does. For forty five years he has worked with film and still prefers it to digital. Sometimes his exposure times last many hours. He makes all his own prints in his own darkroom. Good trees grow slowly, and those with strong resilience situated in good conditions can live for thousands of years. Each tree has its own story to tell. The viewing pleasure of Kenna’s work is likewise connected to a change of pace, close focusing, and a meditation of sorts. Philosopher’s Tree is the story of an artist’s childhood friendship with trees that has culminated in works that demonstrate the beauty of simplicity. One cannot help but wonder, if these trees could talk, what would they tell us?

Limited edition prints and books will be available during the exhibition.

For More information or interviews with the artist please contact us.

Press, Sales & Other Inquiries:  

Christina Jensen:  (English)

Sarah Greene   (English)

Eunice Lam :    (Chinese)