Things So Faint But Real - Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 15

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

poster for Things So Faint But Real - Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 15
[Image: Mori Eiki, from the series "Family Regained" (2017)]

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The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum carries out various projects/programs to discover artists with great potential who challenge the possibilities presented by photography and imagery, to offer support to their spirit of creativity, and provide a venue where they can give free rein to their imaginations to further develop their creative endeavors. Central to this undertaking is the “Contemporary Japanese Photography” exhibition in which the work of several artists is presented based on a common theme that changes annually. This year’s event is the 15th in the series and its theme is, ‘Things So Faint But Real’, featuring artists who use their sensitivity or personal points of view, identity, or reality as a key to creating new works. Artists have based their works on unpredictable natural disasters, the increasing economic disparity, the delay in passing legislation to cover LGBT people, etc., the instability of the situation facing individuals, etc. Taken individually, these efforts may not appear very impactful, but they provide us with the courage and hope to continue through these difficult times.

[Related Events]
1. Conversations with Artists and Guests
12/8 (Sat) 15:00-16:30 Fumi Ishino x Futoshi Hoshino (aesthetics/cultural symbolism)
12/14 (Fri) 18:00-19:30 Tomoko Kawai x Hajime Narukawa (designer)
12/22 (Sat) 15:00-16:30 Mayumi Hosokura x Ryo Isobe (writer)
1/11 (Fri) 18:00-19:30 Futoshi Miyagi x Toshinori Okada (playwright, novelist)
1/19 (Sat) 15:00-16:30 Eiki Mori x Bubu de la Madelaine (artist)
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 1st Floor Studio
Capacity: 50 persons per session

2. Eiki Mori Recitation
Date and Time: 12/1 (Sat) 13:00-, 1/18 (Fri) 18:00-
Venue: 2nd Floor Exhibition Room, Eiki Mori Exhibition Space
*Please visit official website for more information.



from December 01, 2018 to January 27, 2019



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