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DENMARK 17939, 2012, Chromogenic print, Collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum ©TAIJI MATSUE Courtesy of TARO NASU


Nov. 9, 2021Jan. 23, 2022

  • Nov. 9, 2021Jan. 23, 2022
  • Closed Mondays (except when Monday falls on a holiday, in which case the museum is open and closed the following day), New Year’s holidays
  • Admission:Adults ¥700 / College Students ¥560 / High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥350. *Admission is free for grade school children or younger; junior high school students living or attending schools in the Tokyo metropolitan area, holders of Japan’s disability identification cards (shogaisha techo) together with two caregiver, and holders of the museum’s annual passport.

Matsue Taiji (born in Tokyo in 1963) has captured the earth’s surface at various parts of the world from a unique perspective. The rules that he sets when taking photographs, such as not including the horizon line or sky in the frame and shooting with front lighting that eliminates shadows cast on the subject, create a sense of flatness that seems to question the essence of photography.
This exhibition will introduce recent and current works by this internationally acclaimed artist, whose works are included in the collections of prestigious museums in Japan and abroad, and explore the intriguing nature of his works.

Matsue Taiji|
Born in Tokyo in 1963. Graduated from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo. Won the 27th Kimura Ihee Award in 2002. He has published several photo books, including gazetteer (2005), CC (2005), JP-22 (2006), cell (2008), jp0205 (2013), LIM (2015), and Hashima (2017). Major exhibitions include Taiji MATSUE: Surficial Survey at the IZU PHOTO MUSEUM (2012) and TAIJI MATSUE gazetteer at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (2018).

*The schedule is subject to change. Any further changes will be announced.

Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum