Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s

This exhibition focuses on print expressions from the 1970s as seen in the work of 14 artists who helped develop a print movement in the world of Japanese contemporary art. The exhibition is divided into two sections: “An Age of Photographic Images,” which focuses on the use of photographic images in the print medium, and “Images of Autonomous Matter,” which focuses on works that were shaped by the intentions of matter.

Curated by
Kyoji Takizawa (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts)

Exhibiting artists (exhibit order)
Section1: An Age of Photographic Expression
Tetsuya Noda, Kosuke Kimura, Akira Matsumoto, Satoshi Saito, Hideki Kimura, and Sakumi Hagiwara.
Section 2: Images of Autonomous Matter
Jiro Takamatsu, Katsuro Yoshida, Koji Enokura, Shoichi Ida, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Lee Ufan, Mitsuo Kano, and Arinori Ichihara.

March 10 - 28, 2020
St. Petersburg Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Russian Academy of Arts (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

January 16 - February 23, 2020
The Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts named after Ⅰ. Mashikov (Volgograd, Russia)

September 7 - December 14, 2019
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (Cologne, Germany)

July 11 - August 5, 2019
Palace of Culture (Algiers, Algeria)

March 15 - May 26, 2019
International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

November 28 - December 23, 2018
Art Gallery of G.H. Vashchanka (Gomel, Belarus)

September 21 - November 25, 2018
The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)

June 20 - September 2, 2018
Estonian Film Museum (Tallinn, Estonia)

April 20 - May 20, 2018
Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore, Singapore)

  • Photo: Tetsuya Noda, Diary; Aug. 22nd '68
    Tetsuya Noda, Diary; Aug. 22nd '68, 1968
  • Photo: Tetsuya Noda, Diary; Sept. 11th '68
    Tetsuya Noda, Diary; Sept. 11th '68, 1968

Photo: Kosuke Kimura, Present Situation - Existence- A
Kosuke Kimura, Present Situation - Existence- A, 1971

Photo: Shoichi Ida, Surface is the Between - Between Vertical and Horizon - Stone, Paper and Stone
Shoichi Ida, Surface is the Between - Between Vertical and Horizon - Stone, Paper and Stone, 1976

Photo: Koji Enokura, A Stain No.1
Koji Enokura, A Stain No.1, 1975

Photo: Lee Ufan, Port of Call 1
Lee Ufan, Port of Call 1, 1991

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