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April 2017
15
April
10:00 — 11:30
@ Kondaya Genbei Kurogura
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In Conversation with Isabel Muñoz and François Cheval

Please join artist Isabel Muñoz and curator François Cheval for a discussion on her unique perspective of the world, the evolution of Isabel’s interest and how she selects her subjects.[/column_2] François Cheval Former Director of Musée Nicéphore Niépce, France. François Cheval was born in 1954 and has a background in history and ethnology. He has served as a museum curator since 1982, initially in the Jura and the Réunion before being named director of the muse Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône…

15
April
11:00 — 12:30
@ Nijo-jo Castle Ninomaru Palace Daidokoro Kitchen
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Exhibition Tour: “Strategies of a Master” With Curator William Ewing and the artist’s son David Newman

Please join us to discuss in depth Newman’s ideas, working methods and strategies as one of the 20th century’s most influential portraitists. We will be looking closely at the photographer’s life and his unique approach to his art, what has been called ‘environmental portraiture’. A lively conversation will also trace a brief history of the portrait in photography, noting Newman’s innovations. We will also analyze in depth certain iconic images. Lastly, we will discuss the arc of his career, his…

15
April
13:00 — 14:30
@ Former Shinpukan
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In Conversation with Zanele Muholi with Claude Grunitzky

Please join visual activist Zanele Muholi and TRUE Africa editor-in-chief Claude Grunitzky for a conversation about Zanele’s career in advocacy. Claude Grunitzky Claude Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE and TRUE Africa, a media platform. Claude was raised between Togo, Paris and London. A graduate of MIT, Claude is also a curator working across three continents. He sits on the board of MASS MoCA and the Watermill Center, a laboratory of inspiration and performance, founded by theater and visual artist…

15
April
15:00 — 16:00
@ The Museum of Kyoto Annex
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“The Elusive Chauvet-Partd’ Arc Cave” with Raphaël Dallaporta & Chihiro Minato

Please join Raphaël Dallaporta & Chihiro Minato to discuss “The Elusive Chauvet-Partd’ Arc Cave” and its specific landscape, marked by engravings and paintings dated 36,000 BC, along with Dallaporta’s specific immersive visual approach, rendering flat the 360 degree views of the cave. IMAGE [/column_2] Chihiro Minato Born in 1960 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Photographer, visual anthropologist. Professor of information design at Tama Art University. His book, Memory: Powers of Creation and Remembering (Kodansha, 1996), was awarded the Suntory Prize for Social…

15
April
15:00 — 16:00
@ ASPHODEL
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Meet TOILETPAPER!

“What is coming is better than what is gone”. Take this opportunity to meet with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Find out what makes a TOILETPAPER photo? Why TOILETPAPER started, and how the images are created. “We keep honing in on what a TOILETPAPER image is. Like distilling a perfume. It’s not about one particular style or time frame; what makes them TOILETPAPER is a special twist. An uncanny ambiguity” – Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari. This event is full.…

15
April
16:30 — 17:30
@ Horikawa Oike Gallery
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Artist Talk: From “The Songs of Mud” – Pictures of Chikako Yamashiro

The theme of “The Songs of Mud”, the latest work of Chikako Yamashiro covers not only Okinawa, but other East Asian regions such as Jeju Island in Korea, and Vietnam. Through this talk Yamashiro and Masashi Kohara the curator of her exhibition approach the undercurrent of her works which freely links different times and places through Okinawa today and its history of representations.[/column_1] [/column_2] Masashi Kohara As a researcher at Izu Photo Museum, Kohara has organised exhibitions by Nobuyoshi Araki,…

16
April
11:00 — 12:00
@ Ryosokuin (Kenninji temple)
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Exhibition Talk: ARAKI Today

Join us for an intimate insight into Since 1960s, Nobuyoshi ARAKI has been representing pioneering photographic works in Japan. Nevertheless, his status has begun to quake around the time of The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami. He received prostatectomy, lost his right eye view, beloved cat and moved into a new house. In spite of these tough accidents, his creative motivation is never seemed to be reduced, but to be highly promoted. Nobuyoshi Araki, what he thinks, where he goes,…

16
April
14:00 — 15:00
@ Former Shinpukan
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Artist Talk: Susan Barnett with Pascal Beausse

The “Love” series is part of the on-going project called “Not In Your Face” will be discussed in relationship to how the t-shirt can be an effective means of communication. The “Love” series photographs are about identity, validation and perception. Each one of the people photographed reveal a part of themselves that advertises their hopes, ideals, likes, dislikes, political views, and personal mantras. This talk will discuss how these environmental portraits can serve to ask questions about our own instincts,…

22
April
15:00 — 16:30
@ Former Shinpukan
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In Conversation with Akihito Yoshida & Shinji Ishii

Please join photographer Akihito Yoshida and novelist Shinji Ishii to discuss ‘Falling Leaves’, family and mortality. They will explore the relationship of words and images from their unique perspective.

29
April
17:00 — 18:30
@ Former Shinpukan
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Kyoto Artisan’s in Conversation: Between the Light and Darkness

During his 4 month stay for production of his new exhibition in Kyoto, Yan Kallen (2016 KG+ winner) discovered stories of family & connection, between people & nature. Partaking in the time lapse of craftmanship. In this event, he will discuss the process with three of the artisans he collaborated with. The guests are Keiko Nishimura (lacquer), Wataru Hatano (paper), and Sarasa Yoshioka (dyeing).[/column_2] [Related Exhibition] Yan Kallen | Between the Light and Darkness [fee] FREE [language] Japanese [Program name…

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