This exhibition of works by eleven young photographers-most of whom
are unknown to North American audiences-challenges conventional
Western assumptions about Japanese aesthetics and culture. Pregnant
men posing in a fertility clinic; strangers photographed from outside
the windows of their homes; a young woman dressed up in the various
costumes of Tokyo teenagers, exploring consumer-oriented notions of
"youth": these are but a few of the puzzling and provocative images
presented. Michiko Kasahara, chief curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, has chosen artists whose photographic vision probes
the many layers of social and moral anxiety that underlie a surface of
prosperity and well-being.
Artists whose works are presented in the exhibition are: Miyako Ishiuchi, Hiroko Okada, Yuki Onodera, Tomoko Sawada, Sugiura Kunie, Ryudai Takano, Yo Mi Chin, Shunsaku Hishikari, Shizuka Yokomizo, Keizo Motoda, and Tomoko Yoneda.
This exhibition was curated by Michiko Kasahara at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and organized by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo. The presentation in Jersey City is co-organized by the New Jersey City University and the Japan Foundation, New York.
One of the artists in this exhibition, Kunie Sugiura is also participating in the exhbition, Making a Home: Japanese Artists in New York at Japan Society
and the solo exhibition at Leslie Tonkonow Works
Tomoko Sawada and Hiroko Okada are part of the Global Feminisms exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
Tomoko Sawada, From the series Cover
Some Example Photos from Exhibit:
Clockwise from top left: Miyako Ishiuchi, "Mother's" #33," Hiroko Okada, "Future Plan #2," Ryudai Takano, "Showing the bottom with sky blue jeans" from the series "In My Room," Kunie Sugiura," Yayoi Kusama A p" from the series "The Artist Papers," and Tomoko Sawada, from the series "OMIAI"
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