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BMW Group Japan has pledged its support for KYOTOGRAPHIE for three years beginning in 2017.

Arnold Newman, Andy Warhol, painter and printmaker, New York, 1973 © 1973 Arnold Newman / Getty Images

BMW x KYOTOGRAPHIE
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BMW Group Japan has pledged its support for KYOTOGRAPHIE for three years beginning in 2017.

BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, BMW M1 group 4 racing version, 1979, at the Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Studios © BMW AG (04/2013), Exhibited in KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2017, BMW Shuttle Car

BMW and Art
For over 40 years, BMW has been a proud supporter of the arts at the international level, and is currently involved in over 100 arts-related projects around the world. BMW is primarily interested in modern and contemporary art, but it also provides long-term support of classical music, jazz, architecture, design and other genres. BMW has collabo-rated with – and been loved by – many artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Olafur Eliasson, Zubin Mehta, Anna Netrebko, and Jeff Koons.
BMW and KYOTOGRAPHIE
In its work with KYOTOGRAPHIE, BMW is keenly aware of its identity as an automobile manufacturer, with interests in innovation, guaranteeing freedom of personal expression, and allowing for the creation of revolutionary new artworks. The fit is a natural one: as an environmental model city, Kyoto shares BMW’s values concerning the promotion of sustainable mobility.

FUJIFILM x KYOTOGRAPHIE
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KYOTOGRAPHIE, a festival exploring the possibilities of photography as a means of expression, enjoys the support of Fujifilm, a company that was founded in 1934. This is a special collaboration that has fostered the development of photography culture.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Graphite Edition + Fujinon lens XF 23mm F2 R WR

FUJIFILM has provided prizes for the KYOTOGRAPHIE events below:

1. Portfolio Review FUJIFILM AWARD prizes FUJIFILM X-Pro2 Graphite Edition + Fujinon lens XF 23mm F2 R WR

2. Intro to Photography School Contest “UP,” a training program for elementary and middle-school pupils

FUJIFILM’s motto is that “cameras were created to take photographs.”
This year marks the company’s first collaboration with KYOTOGRAPHIE. “I have a sense there is a greater distinction between ‘camera show’ and ‘photography festival’ in Japan than there elsewhere,” says Kunio Aoyama of FUJIFILM’s Marketing Divison / Optical, Electronic Imaging Products Division. “Camera fans are interested in cameras mainly for their mechanics, and as a means for taking pictures. Photography fans are interested in the photographs, the content that results. The truth is, however, the two sides are inseparable, and people should be interested in both. FUJIFILM is now primarily a camera manufacturer, but in the past it produced photograpic materials as well. It developed cameras in the interest of produc- ing better photographic materials.” Looking at the history of FUJIFILM’s product development, we see it has made film and printing paper, black-and-white and color, cameras in all imaginable formats. It has dealt in a wide range of products. As Aoyama says, “The history of photographic expression is a history of materials.”
Exciting the Artists of Today
This year, Gideon Mendel exhibit is supported by FUJIFILM. Several exhibitors, including Yan Kallen, Nobuyoshi Araki and Chikako Yamashiro are showing works and other artists are also offering workshops using FUJIFILM products. “Cameras and printing paper alone may not be enough to produce great works of art, but they are the building blocks. Here we will have the opportunity to see artists of today working with the materials of today. We are happy to see that young artists are inspired by their materials.

「“Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast” KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex 1F © Takuya Oshima

CHANEL x KYOTOGRAPHIE
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Six years of assistance and support we receive from Nexus Hall has helped KYOTOGRAPHIE succeed and prosper.

“Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast” KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex 1F © Naoyuki Ogino

Since the opening of CHANEL GINZA Building in December 2004, CHANEL NEXUS HALL has been hosting a wide variety of musical concerts and exhibitions that embody the creative spirit of founder Gabrielle Chanel.
CHANEL NEXUS HALL hosts various exhibitions, principally focused on photography. In addition to providing artists with challenges and opportunities to show their work, the venue serves as a space for unique projects and encounters that embody the special spirit of CHANEL, featuring many works previewed for the first time in public.



Past exhibitions presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL to KYOTOGRAPHIE

2013 NAOKI “MOOD -9 GIRLS”
2014 Signature of Elegance – Works by Lillian Bassman
2015 Marc Riboud “Alaska”
2016 Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
2017 MEMENTO MORI Robert Mapplethorpe Photographs from the Peter Marino Collection
2018 Frank Horvat Photo Exhibition Un moment d’une femme

Erwin Olaf, “Light by Erwin Olaf presented by Ruinart,” ASPHODEL KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 © Takuya Oshima

Ruinart x KYOTOGRAPHIE
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Ruinart, which has had strong ties to the arts since its founding in 1729, continues this tradition with its support of KYOTOGRAPHIE this year.

Erwin Olaf, “Light by Erwin Olaf presented by Ruinart,” ASPHODEL KYOTOGRAPHIE 2016 © Takuya Oshima

Ruinart was the world’s first producer of champagne. Ruinart is known as “Chardonnay House,” because it uses only the best chardonnay grapes harvested from Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. It is renowned for its expertise in creating champagnes that have a fresh, well-rounded, rich flavor, with clarity, finesse and elegance.

In 2018 Ruinart present Liu Bolin at y gion. In 2017, Ruinart will present photographs of Giada Ripa, a descendant of the Ruinart founder. The series, entitled “The Yokohama Project 1867-2016,” builds on earlier works by Felice Beato, a photographer who came to Japan in the 1860s, and Mathilde Ruinart, a forebear of Giada’s who knew Beato.
In 2016, Ruinart sponsored the first-ever Japan exhibit of “Light by Erwin Olaf presented by Ruinart,” with photographic works by the world-renowned photographer Erwin Olaf.

During KYOTOGRAPHIE, visitors to Kyoto will be able to enjoy Ruinart champagne in roughly 100 bars and restaurants throughout the city.