Tokyo: Art & Photography

PAST EXHIBITION


This major exhibition was a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and thrilling cities, giving an opportunity to explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years.

It featured a wide variety of artworks created in a metropolis that has constantly reinvented itself. Highlights included historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.

With new commissions by contemporary artists, loans from Japan and treasures from the Ashmolean’s own collections, the show provided a fascinating insight into the development of Tokyo into one of the world’s most important cultural hotspots.

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals"

The Guardian


"Wonderful... this show is a treat"

The Telegraph


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Enthralling... a captivating survey of Japanese art"

The Observer

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https://www.youtube.com/embed/p4AOzG9fZDU?rel=0

 

EXHIBITION FILM

Enjoy a 16 minute curator-led tour

Take a look inside our Tokyo: Art & Photography exhibition in this brand new film. Explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years as you enjoy a 16-minute virtual tour of the exhibition with curators Lena Fritsch and Clare Pollard.

 

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SOME OF THE WORKS ON DISPLAY

Click on each image to see the full artwork

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EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

TOKYO ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-edited by exhibition curators Lena Fritsch and Clare Pollard

This beautifully-illustrated new book looks at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, and tells the stories of the people who have made Tokyo so famous with their boundless drive for the new and innovative – from samurai to avant garde artists today.

 

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SUPPORTERS

Lead Supporter: Mr Hiroaki and Mrs Atsuko Shikanai and the Shikanai Foundation
 

Supported by:

Ishibashi Foundation

White Rainbow

Pictet & Cie

Japan Foundation

Toshiba International Foundation

Gillies McKenna and Ruth Muschel in honour of Kiyoko Hanaoka

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Giles and Vanessa Campion

Nomura Foundation

The Poleberry Foundation & Martin Dunphy

Japan Society

 

Thank you to...

The Sumitomo Foundation and The Aurelius Charitable Trust for the support of the conservation of One Hundred Views of New Tokyo

The Suntory Foundation and the J Paul Getty Jr General Charitable Trust for support towards the catalogue

 


 

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