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Azuchi Shuzo Gulliver, Cinematic Illumination, 1968-69,  collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited

Aug. 15Oct. 15, 2017

  • Aug. 15Oct. 15, 2017
  • Closed Monday(if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥600/College Students ¥500/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥400

Centered around the collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, this exhibition will look back over the history of imagery while simultaneously exploring the possibilities the future holds for this field. In it we will concentrate on works that employ methods or forms other than conventional movie theater projection to consider the ‘Expanded Cinema’ concept that was developed from the mid-sixties onwards by artists and experimental filmmakers based largely in Europe and the U.S.A. Japan was quick to carry out experiments in ‘Expanded Cinema’ from around the 1960s and we will focus on Japanese film history to reconsider its uniqueness and foresight. The results of this trend are now familiar to us all through multi-projection, loop projection and live performances, but it also responded to the intermedia or art and technology that flourished during the same period, rediscovering the diversity that always existed in film. More than fifty years have now passed since the birth of this movement and we hope that by re-exploring ‘Expanded Cinema’, we will be able to trace the transition and contemporariness of image media from the earliest times down to the present day.

IIMURA Takahiko, AZUCHI Shuzo Gulliver, MATSUMOTO Toshio, Oe Masanori, JONOUCHI Motoharu, MANABE Hiroshi, SASAKI Michiko, etc.


IIMURA Takahiko

AZUCHI Shuzo Gulliver

□Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
□Sponsored by Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.