The history of arts and cities -Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai-(写☆新世界),
the exhibition is held by SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE.
The exhibition is composed of about 250 pieces from our collection.
The comcept is 4 cities, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai.
We show the Japanese vintage prints , Kimura Ihee and Fukuhara Shinzo,at the first time.
The photography, that is a technology to overlap "the reality" and "an illusion" on a developed image,
was born in France and England approximately 170 years ago.
Thereafter, the photographers who became "apostles of the fantasy and the truth" jumped out to the unknown world.They skillfully took the nature of the whole world, societies, the heritages, noticeable architectures, various tribes, people, the human bodies and desire, and made photo history.
Mythicized photography was interpreted as a mirror reflected the cutting edge of the era, meanwhile the cities, melting pot of the dream and the greed, turned into important stages inspiring photographers' imagination.
This exhibition picked up photos about those cities, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai.
The each piece of photos gives you some impact beautifully and powerfully, and sometimes that let you melancholic.
For Paris where the origin of photography: Ducamp, Euge`ne Atget, Wols, Brassai, Man Ray and Bernard Faucon.
For New York: Garry Winogrand, Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Frank, William Klein, larry Clark and Lee Friedlander.
For Tokyo: Kimura Ihee, Moriyama Daido, Araki Nobuyoshi, Ina Eiji, Shibata Toshio Hatakeyama Naoya and Yashiro Toshihiro.
For Shanghai: Ma Liuming, Zhang Dali, Zhou Tiehai, Ronrong & Inri and Zhongbio, Kun Bulei, Aiguo.
The beginning of the artworks is Daguerreotype following photography chronicle.
The floor seems like a historical photo museum having a panoramic view of past and future. In addition, looking at streetscape photos, we will notice certainly the city is a storage media to record history.
What will occur in our future? What about the future of cities and photography?
This exhibition is an impressive grand tour of the century guided by the venturers of the light and shadow.
We hope you will enjoy this international summer tour.