東京都写真美術館 “Into the Pictures”

久しぶりにここに書いている。

恵比寿に用事があったので、東京都写真美術館で開催中の “Into the Pictures”を見てきた。内容は、夏休み期間中ということなのだろう、美術教育的な創りになっていた。

 

特筆すべきことは展示方法だった。展示されている写真作品は白マットにシルバーのアルミフレームに入れられていた。(アクリル圧着や、木フレームなど、シート単体で取り出せない作品は、オリジナルの状態のままでした。)しかもすべての作品の隣には薄いグレーの番号表記のみ。手元の資料で番号を確認することで、目の前の作品が誰によって写されたものか分からないようになっている。

 

この二つの条件を整えたことによって、写真作品の背後にあるはずの歴史や文脈、鑑賞者の思い込みなど、すべてが洗い流されていたようで、とても新鮮な気持ちにかえって作品を見ることが出来た。

 

当日は学芸員のギャラリートークも聞くことが出来た。余談だけれど手話通訳付きだった。担当学芸員の意図から少し外れている見方かもしれないけれど、写真を美術館で意識して見始めた頃の自分に戻った気がした。印象深い展示でした。

 

東京都写真美術館 イントゥー・ザ・ピクチャー

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展示:《ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2017ー島と星座とガラパゴス》

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ヨコハマトリエンナーレ2017ー島と星座とガラパゴス

 

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午前11時に横浜美術館に入って、最後のバンクアートの展示を見終えたのが午後7時でした。

1日中、ず〜っと作品を見続けて、終わりの日産アワードの頃には若干頭の中が朦朧として来ていました。

幸せな1日でした。

3年後の展示に期待。

 

展示:荒木経惟ーセンチメンタルな旅1971-2017ー

 

東京都写真美術館

《荒木経惟ーセンチメンタルな旅1971-2017ー》

 

すごく久しぶりに、荒木経惟の展示に行ってきた。

どの写真もものすごく自然に見えてしまいました。

そこはやはり天才アラーキー、鑑賞者の心に訴え掛けてきました。

次ぎの展示は・・・

《長島有里枝ーそしてひとつまみの皮肉と、愛を少々。》

どんなふうな展示にするのか楽しみです。

説明会

今日は、JR川口駅ちかくのmasuii R.D.R galleryへ出かけてきた。11月27日から同がギャラリーで「アーティストたちの家づくり」展に参加することにしたので、事前説明会へ出席。はじめに、企画者からの説明があり、後半は参加作家の簡単な作品プランの紹介と意見交換13人ほど来ていたのですが、中にはすでに具体的に準備を進めている人もいました。ぼくは、この企画に参加することで、改めて自分の写真の魅力について再考する機会としようと思っています。いつものことですが、土壇場になって展示プランが”ちゃぶ台返し”となることはありそうです。

取りあえず、昨日のブログに書いた、『建築はいかに社会と回路をつなぐのか』五十嵐太郎著を読みながら、プランについて考えています。展示のDMを頂きました。デザイナーのリー・ギルテさんによるデザイン。すてきなDMありがとうございます。

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明日は、作品搬入。今回は、写真を薄い紙にプリントをし、壁に設置するときにひと捻りし、表と裏とが見えるようにします。これまでに箱、弓形、丸型、折りと様々な形で写真の物質化を表現してきています。その間、銀塩からデジタルに移行し、支持体も変わりましたし、撮す行為も変化してきています。写真の境界を押し広げられるところまで行きたいものです。

会期中は、11月24日(木)と11月25日(金)に会場におります。
会期:11月20日〜12月4日(月曜日休館)
会場:青梅市立美術館・市民ギャラリー
時間:午前9時〜午後5時(入館は午後4時半まで)

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Tomorrow I will go to OME museum to set up my art work. I will show my new photography work printed on Washi. I will be there on Nov. 24th and 25th. More over I design flyer and shoot a main image of photography.

Date:Nov. 20th – Dec. 4th (Monday is closed.)
Place:OME museum civic hall
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5p.m.

Berlin Art Week

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Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week will take place for the fifth time this year. This key fall event dedicated to contemporary art combines exhibitions, art fairs, art awards, and an auxiliary programe featuring talks, films, and tours.

The centre pieces of Berlin Art Week this year are once again the fairs
abc art Berlin contemporary and Positions Berlin – Art Fair.

*タイトル:Berlin Art Week
*会 期:2016年9月13日〜18日
*会 場:ベルリン

Street Photography Awards

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Street Photography Awards

The 2nd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to show us how you see the world! We want to discover today’s finest street photographers who capture exceptional moments of life in all of its vibrant forms. Our global reach has never been larger, as our audience has grown to more than 2 million. Thus, your entry into our Street Photography Awards comes with many opportunities for international exposure and recognition: whether it’s having your work seen by photography industry insiders or projected at international festivals, as well as appearing in the new Best of LensCulture 2016: 150 Award Winning Photographers photobook to be distributed and sold worldwide. You’re invited to participate, engage and show us your streets!

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016

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Beyond The Bias – Reshaping Image

For its seventh edition, Brighton Photo Biennial sets out to explore understandings of identity and representation – our personal and projected image – as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography.

Beyond the Bias – Reshaping Image, explores photography’s role in defining and informing our understanding of subjects such as: gender and sexuality, the representation of the body, the politics of style, subcultures and the subversion of social and cultural norms.

Identity and self-representation are explored in relation to the wider context of mass-representation; where self-image and attitude are often co-opted. Including work from documentary photographers and photographic approaches that knowingly reference the language of fashion and style photography, BPB16 unpicks understandings of image and self-image in relation to society.

Our theme probes photography’s duality: sometimes authentic, informing and reflective, transgressing the pervasive view; sometimes feeding into the uniformity of photographic visual culture and its influence upon us.

The exhibitions, commissions and events focus on individuality, sub-cultures and communities, in contrast to standardisation, mass-representation and the generic.

At the core of BPB16 are three major exhibition projects, one a European premiere of a show from the USA, another two are new commissions; one centered on British Youth Style, the other a UK/India collaboration exploring sexuality and identity.

These three projects are the impetus for a textured programme of companion presentations and are enriched by a live events and digital programme, devised to throw a raking light on key aspects of the ideas raised by the festival.

The full BPB16 events programme, will be online soon with a packed calendar of talks and events, will have plenty to offer non-specialist and specialist audiences alike, including: artist and thinker talks, screenings, workshops, professional development opportunities, tours, activities for young people and families.

Participation is intrinsic to all BPB16 projects and our learning and participation programme ensures engagement is embedded from commissioning through to delivery.

The latest issue of our respected photography and visual culture journal, Photoworks Annual Issue 23 will launch alongside BPB16, presenting a wider conversation on the subjects explored within the festival. Photoworks Members’ copies will be delivered direct to their doors. If you’re not yet a Member, you can sign up online here and enjoy all the year round benefits of membership. Or pick up your copy for £20 at specialist retailers worldwide and various locations across the Festival.


About Photoworks Issue 23

We look back at a century of fashion photography with Magda Keaney; unpick 1990s retro appeal in British fashion with Elaine Constantine, Simon Fox and Jason Evans; get up to date with a dissection of this year’s Dolce & Gabbana campaign; Elizabeth Kutesko introduces a new generation of Brazilian photographers challenging stereotypes; five curators and writers each share a single image with particular significance to themselves and our theme; Diane Smyth examines work selected from our open submission; we present new international work from Nathan Seabrook and Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber; plus, Columbia University Professor and Slaves to Fashion writer, Monica Miller, contextualises the BPB16 exhibition The Dandy Lion Project.

The Biennial programme is devised by Photoworks Director, Celia Davies and the Photoworks Team along with invited curators and contributors.

More generally, the aim of Brighton Photo Biennial as a platform, is to engage intercultural audiences at every level through a multi-dimensional, collaborative programme supporting and exporting excellence and exchange of talent through the production of artist-led projects and the engagement of diverse communities.

 

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FOCUS Festival Mumbai 〜Third Edition〜

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お知らせ

http://www.focusfestivalmumbai.com

FOCUS Festival Mumbai * Third Edition *
9 – 23 MARCH, 2017

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Theme: Autobiography as Memory
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

FOCUS Festival Mumbai
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Max Pinckers exhibition © Sophie Wright for Focus festival Mumbai 2015
Open to photographers and artists from all countries.

Submission is free-of-charge.

Photographs must be on Call for Entries theme ‘Autobiography as Memory’. * Selected works will be exhibited 9 – 23 March 2017 in Mumbai, India.

Download rules and submission guidelines here.


Curator

Prajna Desai, art historian and photography specialist who lives and works in Mumbai.

Jury

Pa. Madhavan, Executive Director of the Goa Center for Alternative photography (Goa-CAP).
Yasufumi Nakamori, Curator of photography & new media, Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Brian Sholis, Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Agnès Sire, Director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris.


CALL FOR ENTRIES 2015 Dr. Bhau Daji Laud Museum ©Nicola Antaki for Focus Photography Festival Mumbai 2015

Theme – Autobiography as Memory

Autobiography and biography have been photography’s oldest friends. The earliest photographs were attempts to create memories or stories about people, places, and changing times. In a way, they were also stories of the photographers themselves, whose preferences were revealed in how they posed their sitters and their choice of lighting, time of day, and place. One could say, that photographers were using photography to insert fiction into true stories. They were complicating what is real with what is made up through their own particular points of views. This push and pull between what is displayed and what is concealed is what makes autobiography such a fascinating and complex photographic pursuit even today.

FOCUS 2017 calls on photographers of diverse backgrounds and interests to revisit this definition and explore what autobiography means today, in an age when technology has made it possible for millions to tell their stories. Is autobiography a way to tell an alternative history? Can autobiography and biography reveal the hidden? How do personal stories of people and communities tell larger stories about a major historical event? How does manipulation extract new stories from archival pictures of historical figures? Can new biographies deliver justice years after the fact? These are only some of the possibilities of autobiography as a means to document our lives, which often include the lives of others.

Whatever your choice of instrument and technology, from compact cameras, DSLRs, and Mirrorless devices, to large formats, rangefinders, your beloved camera phone, and even light sensitive surfaces that favour cameraless techniques or DIY camera obscuras that you might build and use to experiment with the future of photography, we invite you to share your take with us. A famous novelist has said: We tell ourselves stories in order to live. FOCUS 2017 asks you to consider: We make ourselves photographs in order to live better.
The best entries selected by the jury will be exhibited in Mumbai during the two-week festival. Deadline: Monday, 12 September 2016 // 10am Indian Standard Time.
The exhibition is curated by Prajna Desai. Click here for details on how to apply.


About the Festival:

FOCUS Photography Festival Mumbai was launched in 2013. Modelled on the democratic nature of photography, the premise of the festival revolves around making its rich history freely accessible to all. FOCUS extends out of the gallery space and onto the walls, shops and cafes of Mumbai as well into the very streets of the city. Working with a cross-section of different spaces, we aim to not only celebrate the art form through an eclectic choice of artists and new cultural collaborations, but also to reach and engage with a diverse array of visitors.
Since the inaugural edition, the FOCUS community has grown extensively and the sheer scope and range of exhibitions and workshops in 2015 paid testimony to the adventurous and collaborative ethos of the festival. For its third edition, the festival theme is Memory. In March 2017, this theme will explore how photographs and photographers have used the medium to construct and shape history, underpinning socio- political narratives and building geographies as well as retelling our very own personal stories. Since the birth of the medium we have used photography and its archives to revisit the past and talk about the present, to challenge what we think we remember, to deconstruct the grand pillars of history and extract new stories from the margins.
FOCUS is free, and open to all.


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Dates to Remember:

  • 12 September, 2016, 10am Indian Standard Time Deadline – Last day to submit your entries.
  • Mid/End November, 2016 – Selected artists and photographers will be announced.
* 9 to 23 March, 2017 – FOCUS Photography Festival Mumbai.
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