Yurie Nagashima “And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love”

Tokyo Photographic Art Musem

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[image: "Self-Portrait (Brother #34)" Yurie Nagashima 1993, Gelatin Silver Print, collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum]

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This is the first solo exhibition by Yurie Nagashima (1973-) to be held in a Japanese public museum. In 1993, while still attending Musashino Art University, she won the Parco Prize at the Urbanart #2 competition, receiving widespread acclaim. In 2001 she won the 26th Kimura Ihei Award for her photo-book, “Pastime Paradise.” In more recent years, she received the 26th Kodansha Essay Award in 2010 for her book, “Senaka no Kioku,” demonstrating the wide range of her creative activities.
This exhibition will feature works ranging from her famous early self-portrait series, to a series on plants that she created while staying in Switzerland in 2007, and her latest work in which she focuses on women’s life courses. Nagashima has continued to question the things she feels uncomfortable with, such as ideas of the family and women’s position in society. Her diversity of expression continues to expand, and this exhibition looks at her current work while reflecting on the course of her career.

[Lecture]
Artist and Guest Talk (in Japanese)
1. Oct. 8 (Sun) 14:00~15:30 Momo Nonaka (Writer, Translator) × Yurie Nagashima
2. Nov. 5 (Sun) 14:00~15:30 Rieko Shiga (Photographer) × Aya Fijioka (Photographer) × Yurie Nagashima
Location: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 1F Studio
Admission Free.
Limit 50 people; numbered tickets will be distributed from 10 am on the day of the Talk at the 1F ticket counter.

Gallery Talks (in Japanese)
Oct. 13 (Fri), Oct. 27 (Fri), Nov. 10 (Fri) and Nov. 24 at 14:00 each day.
Free with same-day museum admission.

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from September 30, 2017 to November 26, 2017

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Yurie Nagashima

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