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Photographic Distance
Distance between World and Me measured by Blurred Pictures and Continuos Gradation

Nobuo Yamanaka B&W Contact Pin-hole(9) 1973
Exhibition period July 17 - September 5. 2021

In 1970’s the photomechanical process prints which were culminated in Pop Art were thought to be cooler than oil-paintings.
The halftone-dots were used to recover the degeneration of extremely enlarged photographs.

In 1980’s when artists who master the ultimate technic of photography cut their figures, halftone-dots used prints were seemed to be purged from contemporary art scene.

Since the end of twentieth century when high-resolution images blanket the whole world, people prefer to focus the Blurred-Images which nobody never payed attention before.

This exhibition shows three type of photo-like pictures; prints using photomechanical process, paintings look like photographs and photographs themselves. To compare with the three type of pictures, visitors are lured to discuss Blurred Images are new aesthetic value or not, and what the continuous gradation is.

Hours : 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed : on Mondays
Admission fee : Adults: 800 (700) yen
University & high school students: 500 (400) yen
Children under 15 (except high school students): Free
*You are admitted to the collection galleries with your special exhibition ticket.
* ( ) indicate group prices (20 people or more)
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