The cherry blossoms in Tokyo are so beautiful this year, but it’s a pity that Wei Si’s sister’s Tokyo pop-up trip in mid-March was a temporary trip before the cherry blossom season “started”. Because the time was not up, I didn’t have the chance to meet the beautiful cherry blossoms. It was easy to get a commemorative photo in front of the cherry blossom tree in front of Asakusa Kannon Temple~
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, which I had no chance to visit before, finally had the opportunity to find out this time!
After watching Masahisa Fukase’s retrospective exhibition from 1961 to 1991, there are eight themes in total, more than 110 black and white silver salt works, the content is very rich, walking and watching, matching the text between the themes, I feel a little heavy. .. Because photography is prohibited at the exhibition site, my sister wrote notes very seriously, and later found out that these instructions are on the official website, but I will share them with you at the end of the article~
The works spanning thirty years in the 1961-1991 retrospective exhibition, some were released in the 1970s, most of them were released in 2008, and a few were printed last year. Watch carefully and show photos in darkrooms of different ages. , except for the slightly different way of interpreting the details, seeing that nearly half a century of silver salt works are so well preserved, I really can’t help admiring. This is where the physical image has warmth, and it is also the display of digital works. levels that cannot be given.
Friends who like photography, if you stay in Tokyo before June 4, don't miss it!
Exhibition Name: Masahisa Fukase 1961-1991 Retrospective Exhibition
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Exhibition date: 2023/3/3~6/4
Opening hours: 10:00～18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Admission fee: ¥700
Eight themes, with a sentence written down by my sister:
1｜Games/ ”Yūgi [Homo Ludence]”
“A paradox in which they seemed to be together solely for the sake of photography.”
3｜Family/ "Kazoku [Family]"
“Everyone in the family, every person I see upsidedown on the focusing screen, will die. The camera is a device for documenting the dead.”
4｜Crow (crow) / "Karasu [Ravens]"
"I have coped with my situation by becoming a raven myself."
"I wasn't interested in the grace or cuteness of cats. I saw myself reflected in the cats' eyes. I wanted to photograph the love that I saw there."
6｜歩くeye/ "Aruku me [Walking Eye]"
"the same rivers, streets, and crowds of people passed ceaselessly and monotonously before my eyes"
7｜Private Scenes/ "Shikei [Private Scenes]"
If you don’t have the chance to see this exhibition in Tokyo, you can also buy related photography books in Taiwan~
Reference Photography Book: Masahisa Fukase 1961–1991 Retrospective Collection @ MOOM