Photograph of Photograph and Photographs
[Image: Jiro Takamatsu "Photograph of Photograph" (1973) ©The Estate of Jiro Takamatsu, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates]
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The history of photography, a technology invented for duplicating and documenting, is at the same time the history of its advance into the realm of art and expression, and further development there. Thus throughout its history photography has continued to acquire unprecedented expressiveness, political significance, and potential for technical experimentation, exploring the questions of what constitutes photography and what photography is capable of, in what has also been an adventure in ceaseless renewal.
From among this constant renewal, “Photograph of Photograph and Photographs” focuses on the photographic output of Ryudai Takano, who currently has a solo show underway at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, plus the work of Jiro Takamatsu, Yuki Onodera, Osamu Shiihara, Wols, and Eugène Atget.
Through the works of artists who expanded the possibilities of photography as a medium, and the labors of those who engaged in experimental photography just as photography was earning its status as an important means of expression in contemporary art, this exhibition focuses here on the spread of photographic expression in modern times.