Tokyo Before/After

While interest in Tokyo continues to grow throughout the world in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, this exhibition features a selection of approximately 80 works, in which works by photographers who had captured images of Tokyo in the 1930s-1940s are presented in juxtaposition with those taken after 2010.
We hope that the works of the Japanese photographers in this exhibition, through their specific imagery, will serve to encourage a deeper understanding of Tokyo as a vast city of many different faces.

Exhibition Curator
Kotaro Iizawa (photography critic)

Artists
Before: KOGA (Light Pictures), NIPPON, Kineo Kuwabara
After: Nobuyoshi Araki, Mika Ninagawa, Motoyuki Daifu, SATO Shintaro, Shinya Arimoto,
Natsumi Hayashi, Kenta Cobayashi, Daido Moriyama

November 8, 2018 - January 20, 2019
National Museum of World Cultures (Mexico City, Mexico)

August 29 - September 29, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, U.S.A)

July 20 - August 11, 2018
Gerry Thomas Gallery (Calgary, Canada)

April 11 - July 11, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

  • Photo of KOGA (Light Pictures)
    KOGA (Light Pictures), 1932
  • Photo of NIPPON
    NIPPON, 1938
  • Photo of Nobuyoshi Araki's work
    Nobuyoshi Araki, Tombeau Tokyo, 2016/2017
    (c) Nobuyoshi Araki /Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery
  • Photo of Mika Ninagawa's work
    Mika Ninagawa, TOKYO INNOCENCE, 2015
    (c) mika ninagawa /Courtesy of TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY
  • Photo of Motoyuki Daifu's work
    Motoyuki Daifu, Still Life, 2016
    (c) Motoyuki Daifu /Courtesy of MISAKO & ROSEN
  • Photo of SATO Shintaro's work
    SATO Shintaro“Risen in the East” Asakusa, Taito Ward, April 10, 2011
    (c) SATO Shintaro, Courtesy of PGI
  • Photo of Shinya Arimoto's work
    Shinya Arimoto, TOKYO CIRCULATION, 2016
    (c) Shinya Arimoto
  • Photo of Natsumi Hayashi's work
    Natsumi Hayashi, Today's Levitation 02/21/2011
    (c) Natsumi Hayashi
  • Photo of Kenta Cobayashi's work
    Kenta Cobayashi, Untitled, #smudge #video, 2016
    (c) Kenta Cobayashi /Courtesy of GP Gallery
  • Photo of Daido Moriyama's work
    Daido Moriyama“Dog and Mesh Tights” Silkscreen, 2018
    (c) Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

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