2024.04.13 - 05.12

Birdhead × Philip Tinari × Daisuke Miyatsu"Welcome to Birdhead World Again, Kyoto 2024"




Kondaya Genbei Okuzashiki

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The curator Philip Tinari and the art collecter Daisuke Miyatsu will speak about the unique charm of Bird Head.
Please enjoy the valuable oppurtunity to meet the presence of the artist themselves.
Following the talk, the artist will hold a book signing.

Speakers Speakers

  • Birdhead (KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Artist)

    Established in 2004, Birdhead—the Shanghai-based duo that consists of Song Tao (b. 1979) and Ji Weiyu (b. 1980)—initially gained renown for their expansive photographic chronicles of their city’s ongoing regeneration. Over the course of two decades, they have continued to push photography to rhapsodize, critique, and celebrate the world that has come to exist around them. If their early works were about cataloguing a rapid and all-consuming process of urbanization, their more recent creation has, in keeping with KYOTOGRAPHIE’s 2024 theme, returned to the “Source” of the photographic medium, specifically its relationship to its fundamental elements of light and time. By testing the limits of traditional photographic tools and practices, they find a precarious balance between representation and abstraction.

  • Philip Tinari (Curator)

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    Philip Tinari is Director and CEO of China’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, where he has mounted more than 120 exhibitions of major artists including Cao Fei, Sarah Morris, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. Born in Philadelphia, he is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, was a Fulbright Scholar at Peking University, and holds degrees from Duke and Harvard. He was co-curator of the 2017 Guggenheim exhibition “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” and artistic director of the inaugural Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale in 2021.

  • Daisuke Miyatsu (Art collector, Professor at Yokohama College of Art and Design)



    Born in 1963 in Tokyo, Miyatsu recieved a Doctorate in Art Production at the Graduate School for International Art Creation. Following a career working for an advertising agency and listed company in public relations and human resources management, he became a University professor. Serving as the third President of Yokohama College of Arts, he achieved a sharp v-shaped recovery through his reforms, following the COVID-19 pandemic. His work as an artistic director of "Kinan Art Week" (2021) and "Fukuoka Art Week" (2022) have also brought about a breath of fresh air, unique from other existing art festivals. Miyazu is also well known as a world-class collector of contemporary art, as his staggeringly large collection exhibition at the Taipei Musem of Contemporary Art (2011) and his collaborative exhibition with Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (2022) have attracted considerable attention. Miyazu's recent publications include "How will the novel Corona virus change Art?", "Art x the Digital Age" (both Kobunsha publications), and "The Modern Art Economy II: Art in the Age of a lessening dependence of oil, AI, and crypto currency" (Wates publication).

Date 日時


Venue 会場

Kondaya Genbei Okuzashiki


Nishigawa, Sanjo-sagaru, Muromachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto


Subway Karasuma Line or Tozai Line ”Karasuma Oike” station. 4 min on foot from Exit 6

Fess 料金


Language 言語

Chinese/ Japanese (Interpretation Available)

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