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Presentation by Ibasho Gallery:

Mukayu has been Cupido's spiritual guideline during his most recent travels to Japan, resulting in his latest publication. The concept of mukayu is beautifully explained in a quote by the famous Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, who lived 2,300 years ago: « An empty room will be filled with light because of its emptiness. » Mukayu also refers to « non-existence », « not having a purpose », or « things as they are ».

Mukayu is part of the larger framework of Mu, a philosophical concept that could be translated as « does not have », but is equally open to countless interpretations. Mu can be considered a void, but one that is full of potential. With his series and accompanying book Searching for Mu Cupido graduated cum laude at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2017. His second artist book, Continuum (2019), was the next step of his journey into his inner self.

Mukayu is part three of Cupido's venture, containing modest, ephemeral, poetic works, printed with the utmost attention and precision. The book with different papers has a gentle flow, merging separate images into one, aiming to transfer the acceptance of « things as they are ». "

This photobook is co-published by the(M) éditions, Paris and Ibasho Gallery, Antwerp. It is sold out by both publishers.

The book is a complex production with two signatures bound separately but sharing one cover, forming a W-shape binding. The book is inserted in an illustrated soft slipcase.

120 pages - Softcover in slipcase

the(M) / Ibasho, 2020 (500 copies)

Format : 16 x 24.5 cm

New - Mint condition

Cupido, Paul

Paul Cupido is a Dutch photographer. Selon les éléméents disponibles sur le site de l'artiste, le travail de Paul Cupido tourne autour du principe de mu , un concept philosophique qui pourrait être traduit par « pas de » ou « absence » mais est également ouvert à de multiples interprétations. Mu peut être considéré comme un vide, mais un vide qui contiendrait un potentiel. Paul Cupido a publié trois livres : "Éphémère" (Edition Bild Halle, 2019), "Amazônia" (Alauda Publications, 2019) et "Mukayu" (co-édition the(M) & Ibasho Gallery, 2020). © Photographie de l'artiste utilisée en photo de profil sur son compte Instagram
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