Connoisseurship: 1980s Japanese Photography

Connoisseurship: 1980s Japanese Photography

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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Ishiuchi Miyako, Endless Night #71, 1978-80, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Gallery Aya.

Thursday, July 27, 6:30—8:30 PM

Master the art of discernment in this groundbreaking, hands-on discussion and viewing focusing on photo prints and photobooks of the 1980s, a little understood and rarely discussed period in the history of Japanese photography. Led by collector Russet Lederman, curator Christopher Phillips, gallerist Taka Ishii and private dealer Alison Bradley, this workshop focuses on the work of trailblazers who trained their lenses on vast changes precipitated by the nation's newfound role as a global economic powerhouse. Their critical investigations into urban sprawl, gender, identity and artisthood, coupled with advancements in camera technology and transformations in museum institutions, paved the way for the canonization of photography as an artistic medium in Japan and today's generation of practitioners.

Complimentary snacks and sake will be provided.
This is an intimate, hands-on workshop and tickets are extremely limited.

$40/$35 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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