exhibition
14 April 2022 > 16 October 2022

Daido Moriyama with Shomei TomatsuTOKYO REVISITED

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curated by Hou Hanru, Elena Motisi

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opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
the ticket office is open until 1 hour before the Museum closing

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Describing themselves as ‘stray dogs running through the city while unconsciously looking around’, the two artists take pictures of everyone who moves in front of them.

Tokyo is one of the most fascinating cosmopolitan cities in the world, offering an infinite wealth of sources of inspiration for artistic creation. Photography, especially street photography, represents its most original expression thanks to famous names such as Daido Moriyama and his master Shomei Tomatsu. They have always been committed to exploring the situations of post-war Japanese society and its contemporary evolution.

Tomatsu actively works by capturing socially and politically engaging scenes. On the other hand, Moriyama likes to immerse himself in the joy and excitement produced by the consumer society. However, both artists share the same way of treating photography more as a way of life than as an artistic genre.

Visitors are invited to physically “revisit” Tokyo, connecting it with Roman reality: a city poised between eternal negotiation with its historic ruins, and futuristic projections for tomorrow.

header: Daido Moriyama, How to Create a Beautiful Picture: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987 Courtesy: Akio Nagasawa Gallery


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