' "Facts of Life" presents the work of 26 artists: those who are well established, including key figures such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tatsuo Miyajima, together with a young generation of artists. Exploring themes including urban life, social engagement, alienation and the fleeting nature of the physical world, the artists have a strong connection with the everyday. Their works are thoughtful, energetic and radical - always based on attention to real life, rather than virtual reality.' - abstract taken from back cover of catalogue. This catalogue includes a foreword by Hiroaki Fujii, President of The Japan Foundation, and a preface by Susan Ferleger Brades, Director of The Hayward Gallery. Also included are artist's biographies.