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Awakening Photographs: Michiko Kon + Tokihiro Sato
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< Part 1: Michiko Kon—Reviving Objects >
September 1, 2019 (Sun.) — October 29, 2019 (Tue.)
< Part 2: Tokihiro Sato—Breathing Lights >
October 30, 2019 (Wed.) — December 27, 2019 (Fri.)

Invented in France, the art of photography was introduced to Japan in 1848. Since then, Japan has developed a unique culture of photography. Japanese photographic expression matured in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1980s, museums and galleries specializing in photography were established, and by the late 1980s, modern art museums also started to pay attention to works that explored photography. Michiko Kon and Tokihiro Sato emerged as distinct photographers around that time. Today, these two photographers are working extensively in Japan and overseas, producing work that is highly acclaimed from the dual aspects of fine art and photography. ....

The Photographs of Osamu Kobayashi: Perspectives on Ryotaro Shiba's On the Highways Series
Experiencing History, Landscape, and Culture on Foot with Penetrating Insight into the Times

Date : November 1, 2019 (Fri.) — November 20, 2019 (Wed.)

For 13 years, Kobayashi has been taking photos for the popular “Ryotaro Shiba Series” published in the Shukan Asahi (Weekly Asahi) magazine, depicting the worlds created in Shiba's literary works through photographs. Although Kobayashi did not personally meet Shiba before the latter passed away, he has traveled to related locations with Shigetoshi Murai, who was the last editor of Shiba's serialized travel essays, Kaido wo yuku (On the roads). In that capacity, Kobayashi has photographed many of the original scenes described by the author. ....

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