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2024.01.12 18:52

Exhibition: 88 stones at ITO-Raum

88 stones Peter Granser


In 2013, Peter Granser and his wife Beatrice Theil spent a month in the small town of Kamiyama (God Mountain) on the island of Shikoku. Shikoku is known for the O-Henro (遍路 ), a pilgrimage route connecting 88 temples that takes about 2.5 months on foot, and for its stones, which have been used in many Japanese Zen gardens.

During his stay, Granser explored together with his wife Beatrice Theil, the area around the hut they lived in, not the whole island. But these impressions were powerful enough. It became a pilgrimage in miniature, on which they collected 88 stones. They were stones full of character, which they sorted according to size and which Granser photographed on site.

The series was published as a book in 2022 by Edition Taube and was sold out shortly afterwards. The last 20 copies are on sale at the exhibition and can be ordered by email.

ITO Raum

König-Karl-Strasse 27a
70372 Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

February 9th (opening) - April 26th 2024


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