Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 14

Tokyo Photographic Art Musem

poster for Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 14
[Image: Mari Katayama "I have child's feet" (2011) Chromogenic Print ©Mari Katayama]

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The “Contemporary Japanese Photography” exhibition was begun in 2002 to provide a venue for new, creative endeavors and offer support to people with creative spirits who strive to expand the possibilities of photography/imagery, in an effort to discover promising new artists. This year’s event marks the 14th in the series; entitled “Photographs of innocence and of experience,” it will introduce past and present works by five photographers who take diverse approaches to create photographic expressions that weave together the pure and individual experiences they have encountered in the course of their daily lives.
Introducing of the work of five photographers who examine and challenge physicality and identity, this exhibition will present many varied works, including those that use photography to repeatedly question familial relationships; capture memories of casual views in unexpected ways; employ early photographic techniques to record and pass on to the future the effects of everyday life on the environment or climate; or create a unique photographic time, comprising of moments extracted from daily life. These photographs question us personally, our thoughts and reactions being transmitted back to the artists and contributing to their future work. They offer a dialog linking past and future, surpassing differences of location and generation to blend, amplify and perhaps trigger a vast vortex. Witness the development of these artists’ photographs of innocence as they accumulate experience.
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2F

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Artist Talk: Shinpei Takeda x Keisuke Ozawa (Art To, independent curator)
Dec. 3 (Sun) 15:30-17:00
Artist Talk: Erika Yoshino x Ryuichi Kaneko (photography historian)
Dec. 9 (Sat) 15:30-17:00
Artist Talk: Nozomi Suzuki x Masashi Kohara (curator, video artist)
Dec. 16 (Sat) 15:30-17:00
Artist Talk: Mari Katayama x Motohiko Odani (artist, sculptor)
Jan. 11 (Thu) 18:00-19:30
Artist Talk: Takahiro Kaneyama x Kimi Himeno (Director of Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.)
Jan. 13 (Sat) 15:30-17:00
Venue: Studio, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1F
Capacity: 50
*Numbered admission tickets will be available from the information desk from 10:00 on the day of the event.

Gallery Talks by the Curator
Dates: Dec. 8 (Fri) 14:00-, Dec. 22 (Fri) 14:00-, Jan. 12 (Fri) 14:00-, Jan. 26 (Fri) 14:00-
*An exhibition admission ticket valid for the date of the talk is required.
*Talk starts at the entrance to the exhibition space on the second floor.

*Events in Japanese.

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from December 02, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Closed from Dec. 29 (Fri) to Jan. 1 (Mon). Opens 11:00-18:00 on Jan. 2 (Tue) and Jan. 3 (Wed). Open on Jan. 8 (Mon) but closed on Jan. 9 (Tue).

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