Tomoko Yoneda “we shall meet in the place where there is no darkness”

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

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In this solo exhibition of one Japan’s leading photographers, Tomoko Yoneda presents a body of work which builds on the foundations of documentary yet simultaneously succeeds in catching the invisible memory and history of its subjects. With works such as “Sakhalin Island”, moving image and a selection of her major productions from recent years, she shapes an image of the past which survives amongst the scenes of contemporary Japan, as well as elsewhere across the world.
What events once occurred in the landscapes and structures of today? As the viewer comes to realize this history they also come to view the image in a new way, as if caught in an optical illusion. And while Yoneda exploits to the full the very essence of photography she also brings into question the very essence of what the viewer sees.


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Discussion
Guest: Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum), Tomoko Yoneda
Date: 20th July(Sat)15:00-16:30

Discussion
Guest: Kazutoshi Hando(novelist), Tomoko Yoneda
Date: 27th July(Sat) 15:00-16:30

Curator Floor Talk
Date: 2nd, 16th August, 6th, 20th September
*for further details please refer to the museum’s website

[Image: Tomoko Yoneda “The Road from the ‘Scene’”(The road leading from the site of the mass Japanese suicides in Saipan)(2003)]

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Schedule

From 2013-07-20 To 2013-09-23
Open until 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Artist(s)

Tomoko Yoneda

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Contemporary artist Tomoko Yoneda speaks about her photographic practice and the politics of recording history.

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