ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Works by Chicago Photographers from the Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection

The museum’s own “Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection” includes next to works by the photographer from Kochi himself, also prints by other photographers that were active around the same time. This exhibition focuses primarily on works by photographers from Chicago, including teachers and students at the Institute of Design (commonly referred to as “New Bauhaus”) where Ishimoto studied photography, and went on to find great inspiration for his own work, as well as by Japanese and international photographers that Ishimoto had befriended during his lifetime.

Photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure.

(Harry Callahan, photographer and Ishimoto Yasuhiro’s teacher at the Institute of Design)

Featured artists

László Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Nathan Lerner, Marvin E. Newman, Lucien Clergue, Emmet Gowin, Charles A. Swedlund, Suda Issei, Hara Naohisa, Okumura Mitsuya and others (planned)

Gallery talk session with the curator

Dates & times: April 27 (Sat), June 8 (Sat), 13:30
– In Japanese only

Special Screening: CG reproduction of Tange Kenzo’s residence

Production: TOPPAN Inc.
Supervision: Toyokawa Saikaku (associate professor at Chiba University)
Shown here is a video of the architect Tange Kenzo’s residence as recreated by way of computer graphics, based on Ishimoto’s point of view. (Looped playback throughout the exhibition period)

Talk Event: “Tange Kenzo and Ishimoto Yasuhiro” (tentative title)

Toyokawa Saikaku, an architectural historian and authority on Tange Kenzo’s work, will discuss the connection between Tange’s architecture and Ishimoto’s photography, and reveal some secrets about the production of the computer graphics.
Venue: Lecture Room (1F) 
Capacity: 30 (no reservation required)
Guest: Toyokawa Saikaku (associate professor at Chiba University)
– In Japanese only

Ishimoto Yasuhiro Collection Exhibition “Sparkle”
On display are photographs of various items made of glass, earthenware or lacquer ware.
Date: April 14 – June 16, 2024
Venue: Ishimoto Yasuhiro Exhibition Room (2F)

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