Fumi Ishino

$39.60 (+tax)


torch press is pleased to announce the release of Fumi Ishino’s third monograph, Tinted Lines, in April 2021. Following his 2017 publication, rowing a tetrapod, published by MACK books, and his limited-edition artist book, Index of Fillers (2021), co-published with Assembly, Tinted Lines extends Ishino’s interest in cultural intersection, displacement, hybridity, and the gaze, through a walking tour of Los Angeles. Through his distinctive use of sequencing, lighting, and composition, Ishino questions the discourses of space, ownership, and belonging. From gated communities, redevelopment areas, public facilities, museums, and suburbs, to neighborhoods segregated by race or ethnicity, concealed boundaries form layers of social constructs that limit access to outsiders. Ishino’s photographs argue that the contour of these borders can be redefined by repositioning one’s body, and that photography can act as a witness to this process while it smudges the specification of socially categorized spaces. These photographs portray words and spaces that indicate social belonging, power, and control. By rendering them in an inverted context, as unfamiliar visual languages, Tinted Lines questions how these dislocated codes reframe the discourse of ownership when the paradigm of inside and outside, private and public, is ripped, overpainted, and collaged.

March 23 – April 18, 2021
Fumi Ishino Exhibition “TINTED LINES”
POST, Tokyo 11:00 – 19:00   Closed on Monday


Size: 272 x 230 mm / Softcover with PVC jacket (sticker placement on covers vary) / 128P

Texts: Amanda Maddox, associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum
Languages: Japanese/ English

Price: 4,500 yen

Publisher: torch press

ISBN: 978-4-907562-28-1 C0072

Year: 2021


Special edition

Limited edition of 30 copies, 2 sets (Print A and B) of 15

216×279mm (Print) and Book “TINTED LINES” in Box

Signed and numbered
Price: 25,000 yen

Fumi Ishino

is an artist based in Los Angeles and Tokyo whose work explores issues of meaning, cultural interpretation, and the constructed space primarily through photography and installation. He holds an MFA from Yale University where he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. Other awards include the Japan Photo Award, 2015 and the Honorable Mention Award from New Cosmos Photography, 2015. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Fraenkel Gallery, the FLAG Art Foundation, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Houston Center for Photography, and has been featured in publications including Aperture, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, and AnOther.