Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now

When
Thu Dec 8 (full schedule below)
Where
SFMOMA
Time
10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm
Tags
Art Exhibit, Arts, Museums
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Description

One of the most significant contributions to the art of photography comes from postwar Japan. After World War II, the country began to produce film and camera equipment, supporting a large amateur photography culture and sponsoring native photographers as important artistic producers. This exhibition highlights SFMOMA’s considerable collection of Japanese photography, focusing on generous gifts from our community and the important donation of the Kurenboh Collection, Tokyo. Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now includes photographs from the 1960s, when major figures such as Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama investigated Americanization and industrial growth; the more personal and performative work of Nobuyoshi Araki and Eikoh Hosoe; and photography addressing the present culture and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Organized thematically, the show explores topics such as Japan’s relationship with America, changes in the city and countryside, and the emergence of women, especially Miyako Ishiuchi, Rinko Kawauchi, and Lieko Shiga, as significant contributors to contemporary Japanese photography.

Support for Japanese Photography from the Postwar to Now is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and the Japan Foundation.

Image Credit: Lieko Shiga, Tomlinson FC, from the series Lilly, 2005; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gift of the Kurenboh Collection; © Lieko Shiga

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Schedule

SFMOMA
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Thu Dec 8 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Fri Dec 9 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Sat Dec 10 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Sun Dec 11 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)
Mon Dec 12 (10am-6pm, Thu til 9pm)

Location

  1. SFMOMA
    151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA