TOKYO: ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
This major exhibition was a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and thrilling cities, giving an opportunity to explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years.
It featured a wide variety of artworks created in a metropolis that has constantly reinvented itself. Highlights included historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.
With new commissions by contemporary artists, loans from Japan and treasures from the Ashmolean’s own collections, the show provided a fascinating insight into the development of Tokyo into one of the world’s most important cultural hotspots.
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"A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals"
"Wonderful... this show is a treat"
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"Enthralling... a captivating survey of Japanese art"
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Enjoy a 16 minute curator-led tour
Take a look inside our Tokyo: Art & Photography exhibition in this behind the scenes film. Explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years as you enjoy a 16-minute virtual tour of the exhibition with curators Lena Fritsch and Clare Pollard.
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Lead Supporter: Mr Hiroaki and Mrs Atsuko Shikanai and the Shikanai Foundation
Pictet & Cie
Toshiba International Foundation
Gillies McKenna and Ruth Muschel in honour of Kiyoko Hanaoka
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Giles and Vanessa Campion
The Poleberry Foundation & Martin Dunphy
Thank you to...
The Sumitomo Foundation and The Aurelius Charitable Trust for the support of the conservation of One Hundred Views of New Tokyo
The Suntory Foundation and the J Paul Getty Jr General Charitable Trust for support towards the catalogue