Mika Ninagawa: Self-image Catalogue
Mika Ninagawa's _Self-Image _encapsulates the self titeld exhibition held at the Hara Museum of Contemporary art. This exhibition catalogue, published by Hara Museum of Contemporary art includes an afterword by the artist as well as essays from art critics Minoru Shimizu and Kotaro Shimada. Known for her use of exuberant and bright colours within her imagery, the publication also contains the core works exhibited in the museum which were Ninagawa's _noir _series.
If we look closely, we see life and death overflow to a depressing degree. Color overflows within black, black lurks within color. Our food consists of every kind of dead body. Flowers bloom in the midst of dying. Pet animals remail in their cages again today. New life is born with reckless abandon. Continuing to live towards death, day by day. it is almost dazzling. Come on lets go. I will live every frigid day to its full.
- Mika Ninagawa