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《Self-Portrait (Brother #34)》1993,  Gelatin Silver Print, collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Nagashima Yurie
And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love

Sep. 30Nov. 26, 2017

  • Sep. 30Nov. 26, 2017
  • Closed Monday (if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥ 800/College Students ¥ 700/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥ 600

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is delighted to host the first solo exhibition by NAGASHIMA Yurie (1973- ) to be held in a Japanese public museum. In 1993, while she still attended Musashino Art University, she won the PARCO Prize at the URBANART #2 competition, receiving widespread acclaim. In 2001 she won the 26th Kimura Ihee Award for her photo-book, "PASTIME PARADISE". In more recent years, she received the 26th Kodansha Essay Award in 2010 for her book, "Senaka no Kioku", demonstrating the wide range of her creative activities.

This exhibition will feature works ranging from her famous, early self-portrait series, the series on plants that she created while staying in Switzerland in 2007, to her latest work in which she focuses on women's life courses.

NAGASHIMA has continued to question the things she feels uncomfortable such as the ‘family’ or women’s position in society, through her work. Her diversity of expression continues to expand and in this exhibition, we will look at her current work as well as looking back over the course of her career.

"Our Bedroom (day)", from the series "SWISS", 2007, Chromogenic Print, collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

"Matt in Vertical Ramp" 1996, Gelatin Silver Print

From the series "not six", 2000, Chromogenic Print

From the series "empty white room", 1994, Chromogenic Print

"Tank Girl" 1994, Chromogenic Print

Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, The Tokyo Shimbun
Supported by Japan Arts Fund
Sponsored by Corporate Membership of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, NIKON CORPORATION, Nikon Imaging Japan inc.


Artist and Guest Talk (in Japanese)
Oct. 8 (Sun) 14:00~15:30 Nonaka Momo (Writer, Translator) × Nagashima Yurie
Nov. 5 (Sun) 14:00~15:30 Shiga Rieko (Photographer) × Fijioka Aya (Photographer) × Nagashima Yurie
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 1F Studio
Admission Free.
Limit 50 people; numbered tickets will be distributed from 10 am on the day of the Talk at the 1F ticket counter.
Gallery Talks (in Japanese)
Oct. 13 (Fri) 14:00~
Oct. 27 (Fri) 14:00~
Nov. 10 (Fri) 14:00~
Nov. 24 (Fri) 14:00~
Talks take place at 14:00 on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
Free with same-day museum admission.