[Image: "New York" from the series The Narcissistic City (2013) ©Takashi Homma Courtesy of Taro Nasu]

Takashi Homma "Revolution 9"

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Until Jan 21


Takashi Homma
Takashi Homma (born in Tokyo in 1962) received the 24th Ihei Kimura Award for his photo book Tokyo Suburbia (published by Korinsha) in 1999. The work was highly acclaimed for Homma’s way of maintaining a certain distance from his subjects – people and landscapes in the suburbs of Tokyo that were in the process of being developed – and a perspective that was free of lyricism.

In 2011 and 2012, Homma staged a large-scale solo show called New Documentary, which traveled to three museums in Japan. The exhibition consisted of both old and new works, providing an expansive overview of the artist’s photographs and videos. These included his early work for publications such as the cultural magazine i-D; Tokyo and My Daughter, a work that focused on scenes of Tokyo and a young girl growing up in the ever-changing city; and a video work based on the photographer Takuma Nakahira.

The current exhibition, Homma’s first solo show at a Japanese museum in some ten years, focuses on series such as The Narcissistic City, which the artist has described as an attempt to “use the city to shoot the city” by shooting cities around the world using rooms as if they were pinhole cameras. The exhibition traces Homma’s radical approaches to photographic and video expression to the present day by introducing his works from the last decade.


Now in session

Oct 6 (Fri) 2023-Jan 21 (Sun) 2024 52 days left

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays.
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed from December 29 to January 1.
FeeAdults ¥700; University Students ¥560; High School and Junior High School Students, Seniors 65 & Over ¥350; Persons with Disability Certificates + 2 Companion free.
Free on January 2, 3 and 21.
VenueTokyo Photographic Art Museum
LocationYebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, 153-0062 Tokyo
Access7 minute walk from the East exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote and Saikyo lines, 11 minute walk from exit 1 at Ebisu Station on the Hibiya line.
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