Isamu Sakamoto + Michiko Ishikawa "Genko"

Art Center Ongoing

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This is a two person photo exhibition by young up-and-coming artists Isamu Sakamoto and Michiko Ishikawa. Sakamoto was born in 1979, Ishikawa in 1986. After dropping out of the photography department at Nihon University, Sakamoto studied under Hajime Honda while exhibiting his work at various exhibitions. His work possesses both an energy that captivates the viewer, as well as an overt sense of dubious sensuality: it evokes in the viewer both a hesitation to approach it, and a desire to look more closely.

Ishikawa, on the other hand, just graduated from the video department at Musashino Art University in March this year. While still a student she showed her work proactively in a number of exhibitions. Ishikawa's portraits are notable for their strikingly dynamic compositions and a fresh, breezy sense of humor. Her camera seems to have the ability to magnify the vitality that overflows from people and everyday things.

This is the first photography exhibition to be held at Art Center Ongoing. The title "Genko" stems from the sense of luster and radiance that the works of these two photographers exude.

July 5th (Sun) 19:00
Special talk event with Shigeo Goto (editor)
Fee: ¥1000 (first 30 customers, reservation required, includes one drink)

July 11th (Sat) 19:00
Special talk event #2 with Kanako Nishi (novelist)
Fee: ¥1000 (first 30 customers, reservation required, includes one drink)

July 12th (Sun) 19:00
Pre Ongoing School
Slide show and lecture by the artists. Includes cake and drink of your choice.
Fee: ¥1500 (first 30 customers)

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From 2009-07-01 To 2009-07-12

Opening Reception on 2009-07-04 from 19:00

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