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Robert Doisneau, Les pains de Picasso, 1952, Gelatin silver print  ©Atelier Robert Doisneau/Contact

TOP Collection: Learning

Into the Pictures

May. 12Aug. 5, 2018

  • May. 12Aug. 5, 2018
  • Closed Mondays (however open on July 16 [Mon]), July 17
  • Admission:Adults ¥500/College Students ¥400/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥250

The TOP Collection is an ongoing series of exhibitions presenting works from the collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. This edition deals with the theme of “Enjoying and Learning.”
The type of learning that occurs in a museum is a different experience from learning something at school or from a book. The type of total-body learning that arises from the spatial atmosphere of the building, the rhythm of the works on the wall, and the presence created by the actual size of the works is wholly unique to the museum.

If you look closely at the works showing things that are interesting to you instead of seeing them as documents from a given era or sources of information, you may realize something about the works that you hadn’t noticed in the past. Discovering something you don’t understand and simply enjoying that feeling is another way of learning at the museum.

Drawing on the museum’s vast collection of over 34,000 items, this exhibition introduces a host of outstanding works from a wide range of times and places, inviting you to enjoy the rich and diverse types of learning that are possible at the museum. Both those who are well-versed in photography and those who are visiting for the first time are sure to enjoy and learn something new. Okay, are you ready? Let’s enter the pictures!

Approximately 60 artists, including KIMURA Ihee, KUWABARA Kineo, NAKAHIRA Takuma, NARAHARA Ikko, SUZUKI Risaku,
UEDA Shoji, Diane ARBUS, Bernd and Hilla BECHER, Henri Cartier-BRESSON, Cindy SHERMAN, Robert DOISNEAU, Elliott ERWITT, 

Elliott ERWITT, Brask, Siberia, U.S.S.R. 1974, Gelatin-silver print ©Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

Garry WINOGRAND, San Marcos, Texas 1964, 1964, Gelatin-silver print

KIMURA Ihee, Nakanoshima Park, Osaka, 1955, Gelatin-silver print

Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, New York, America, 1937, Gelatine silver print ©Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Minor WHITE, Two Barns, Dansville, New York, 1955, Gelatine silver print

SUZUKI Risaku, from the series Between the Sea and the Mountain - KUMANO, 2005, Chromogenic print

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