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Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Despiau, Hendaye, 1927, Gelatin silver print

TOP Collection: Learning

The Fragments of Dreams

Aug. 11Nov. 4, 2018

  • Aug. 11Nov. 4, 2018
  • Closed :Monday (if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥500/College Students ¥400/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥250

The TOP Collection is a series of exhibitions based on a single annual theme in which we present selected works from the museum’s collection of over 34,000 items. This year’s theme, learning, strives to stimulate the viewer’s curiosity and imagination. In this year’s second edition, we invite you to experience photographs as fragments of dreams.

In this exhibition, we set out to create a place in which it would be natural for viewers of all ages with a variety of perspectives to freely engage with each other and deepen their understanding of the works. We hope that you will use your imagination, dispense with preconceptions, experience a variety of images, and search for appealing aspects. There is no single answer – and both adults and children are sure to discover new joys and learn new things among the works.

The selection of works and structure of the exhibition are based on the viewpoint of an educator and make use of dialogue as a means of appreciating art – a method that has attracted attention in recent years. It is our hope that this will encourage you to reexamine the collection with a flexible perspective. Please enjoy this diverse range of masterpieces from all over the world, stretching from early photographs of the 19th century to contemporary works of the 21st century.

Robert Doisneau From the series Vitrine, Galerie Romi, Paris 1948, Gelatin silver print ©Atelier Robert Doisneau/Contact

Yamada Minoru, Begging Hands, Itoman Fishing Port,  1960, Gelatin silver print

Ei-QHouse, Window, People From the series Photo Dessin 1950,  Gelatin silver print

Harold Eugene Edgerton, Cranberry Juice into Milk 1960, Dye transfer print ©2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum

Miyazaki Manabu, Sika Deer, Winter, 10 Feb. 1993, From the series Death in Nature 1933, Silver dye breach print

Ishida Takashi, Film of the Sea 2007 Single channel video [HD] 12min.

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

Have Fun, Collect, ‘TOP Stamp Rally’
In addition to enjoying three exhibitions, visitors can also participate in the TOP Museum stamp rally to receive TOP original goods.
The object is to collect stamps after viewing the featured exhibitions in order to receive original goods.
* Stamp Rally period: May 12, (Sat.) – November 4,  (Sun.)2018 
* Stamp card issued: May 12, (Sat.) – October 14,  (Sun.) 2018
* Exchange period: August 11, (Sat. Holiday) – November 4, (Sun.) 2018