the Second

GOCHO Shigeo

2013 12.3 (Tue) - 28(Sat)
12:00-19:00/Tue-Fri 12:00-17:00/Sat closed on Sun and Mon

The Third Gallery Aya is pleased to announce a solo show titled “the Second” by Gocho Shigeo.
It is the first exhibition of Gocho’s works at our gallery in 12 years.The first exhibition titled “Self and Others” was held at our gallery in 2001 in conjunction with his documentary film by the director Saito Makoto.
Gocho Shigeo (1946-1983) produced three photography compilations, “Days,” “Self and Others,” and “Familiar Street Scenes,” as well as one art book during his short lifetime.
We believe these pictures transcend time and filled with what at first seems to be a plain quality. His works conveys the power of human existence.
For the 30th anniversary of Gocho’s death this year, both a new edition of “Familiar Street Scenes” and “Children,” a new compilation of Gocho’s works, will be published. To celebrate the release of these books, we chose some works from all of his photography series. The show was first held in Tokyo earlier this year and different selection will now be presented in Osaka.

Gocho Shigeo


1946 Born in November 2, in Kamo, Niigata Prefecture
1949 Diagnosed as having a spinal caries
1968 Graduates from Kuwasawa Design School(Tokyo)
1976 Begins teaching photography at Nippon Engineering College and at Tokyo University of Art and Design
1978 Received New Talent Award from Photographic Society of Japan for Self and Others
1983 June 2, dies of heart failure in Kamo

Selected Solo Exhibition

2013 Gocho Shigeo - the second. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
Shigeo Gocho Part 2 KODOMO – children-. MEM, Tokyo
Shigeo Gocho Part 1 Familiar Street Scenes. MEM, Tokyo
2003 Gocho Shigeo:- A Retrospective. The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Gocho Shigeo. Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata; traveled to Yamagata Art Museum, Yamagata; Mitaka City Arts Foundation, Tokyo
2002 Gocho Shigeo(1)(2). Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi
2001 Self and Others. The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
2000 Gocho Shigeo. Niigataeya, Niigata
1996 Gocho Shigeo. 4chome Plaza 7F4 Pula Hall, Sapporo
1995 Self and Others:-Another Gesture. Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata
1994 Gocho Shigeo. Gallery ississ, Kyoto
Gocho Shigeo:- Self and Others. Gallery Wall, Kotaru, Hokkaido
1992 The Photographs of Gocho Shigeo. Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi
Gocho Shigeo. Photo Gallery Mole, Tokyo
Gocho Shigeo:- Memory of Water. Tokyo Design Center, Tokyo
Gocho Shigeo's Posthumous Works. Kamo Cultural Hall, Niigata
1989 The Childhood. Gallery Frog1, Tokyo
1982 Familiar Street Scenes. Minolta Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo
Familiar Street Scenes. Minolta Photo Space Osaka, Osaka
1978 Self and Others. Minolta Photo Space Osaka, Osaka
Gocho Shigeo. Kamo Credit Union small Hall, Niigata
1977 Self and Others:-Another Gesture. Minolta Photo Space Shinjuku, Tokyo
1975 Fairy of the Darkness. Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibition

2013 1968:-Japanese Photography. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2012 What Can We Leave for the future with Photography?. Sakyukan, Niigata
2004 The Prefectural Heritage of Beauty of Niigata Prefecture:-The History of collections of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata
2003 The History of Japanese Photography. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2002 The Unfinished Century: Legacies of 20th Century Art. The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2001 Gocho Shigeo and Miura Kazuto Photo Exhibition:-Ripples and Resonance-the Influence of Self and Others. Studio Ebisu Photo Gallery, Tokyo; traveled to Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai; Hakodate Photo Library, Hakodate
1999 Otsuji Kiyoji and 15 Photographers. Giacomo Manzu Museum, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
Gocho Shigeo and Sekiguchi Masao Photo Exhibition:- Days and Things/1994-1999. Photo Gallery Mole, Tokyo
1998 Tokyo Photography- Kuwahara Kineo and Gocho Shigeo. Gallery 1 (Shinjuku Park Tower), Tokyo
Memory and Creative Perspective Post-War 50 years:-The History of Japanese Contemporary Photography. Umeda Navio Museum, Osaka
1992 What did Photography Convey? 1960-1980. Konica Plaza, Tokyo
1990 Tokyo A City Perspective. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1989 The people from 1965-1975:-Has Japanese Photography Changed?. Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi
1985 An Illustrated Book of Tokyo People. Ikebukuro Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo
1986 Tokyo A Paris Photo Exhibtion:-Part II: The Museum of Tokyo People. City Hall Gallery of 9e Arrondisse de Paris, Paris
1977 11 Italian Photographers and 11 Japanese Photographers:- Eyes, Cameras and Reality. Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Italy
1969 Photography 13 People:-Veiws-All Day and All Night. Nikon Salon Ginza, Tokyo


1995 Childhood. Tokyo: Mole
1981 Familiar Street Scenes. Self Publishing
1977 Self and Others. Hakuakan
1971 Days. Self Publishing
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