Yutaka Takanashi "Field Notes of Light"

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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The nearly fifty-year career of photographer Yutaka Takanashi (b. 1935) has centered on the city. He has changed cameras and methods of walking around the city, sometimes attempting to trace accumulations of time in a vertical manner. Shifting his methodology from piece to piece, Takanashi has created what might be called a "city-like" pile of works that itself has a multilayered structure. From the masterpieces Tokyoites (1966) and Town (1977) to more recent pieces, this show traces Takanashi's ongoing attempt to capture aspects of the urban experience in his photographs.

[Image: "Yodobashi" (1997) Collection of Tokyo Zokei University © Y. Takanashi]

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From 2009-01-20 To 2009-03-08

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Kenneth Masaki Shima tablog review

The Changing Faces of Japan

A retrospective at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, charts fifteen series spanning fifty years of photographer Yutaka Takanashi's work, which focuses on the nature of change and urban space.

sightsong: (2009-02-23)

多くの作品のシリーズを通して観て、方法論はこの作家が自らを見る眼であり、身体を縛る制約であるのだと思い至る。
http://pub.ne.jp/Sightsong/?entry_id=1982466

michi: (2009-03-02)

それにしても、映画のようにストーリーへ惑わされず、写された一瞬の中へ存在するモノ自体へ想像力を働かせる写真は違った意味で面白い。そして誰でも気軽に撮れる装置を使いながら、未だに現地へ出向き直に被写体と接する肉体が必要な写真の不自由さが面白い。

http://d.hatena.ne.jp/k-michi/

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