Böhm Kobayashi

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Created by German artists Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber in 2006, Böhm Kobayashi explores several photographic concepts and techniques, such as installation, video and photography books. The project Japanese Lesson started with the artists’ three months grant in Osaka, Japan (2006), where they focused on portraits of Japanese subculture and impressions of Japanese street life. Japanese Lesson reflects on the process of learning about Japanese culture, but in unconventional ways that do not necessarily involve the knowledge of Japanese language. The current chapter of Japanese Lesson deals with questions of political landscape, borders and identity.