Keiji Uematsu’s exhibit at Yumiko Chiba Associates 1 in Shinjuku, up until 6/8, is excellent. YCA not a large space but Uematsu’s mix of photography and sculpture matches it well. I’ve already been twice, and I’ll try to go back again.
Wataru Yamamoto will hold an exhibition of “Drawing a Line” at photographers’ gallery 1 in Shinjuku, from 6/4 – 6/16. The exhibit will serve as a (somewhat belated) celebration of the publication of his book with MCV MCV 2.
Wataru and I will have a talk event on Saturday, June 8 starting from 4pm, and there will be an opening reception from 6pm.
Space Cadet 1 is at it again; after last year’s “Actual Exhibition #1,” 2 they’re following up with “Actual Exhibition #2.” Once again the exhibit will be held at Turner Gallery 3. Dates are 5/24 – 6/2.
Korean photographer Chu-Ha Chung has a show of his work “Does Spring Comes to Stolen Fields?” at Session House in Kagurazaka, through May 16. The website 1 is kind of a mess, so here’s a link to a map 2 of the gallery.
Last year I wrote a long article for American Photo 3 explaining the background of this work, which draws its title from a Korean poem written under Japanese occupation. I don’t want to bill this exhibit as a Shiga-esque 4 tour de force, but I would recommend seeing it if you can.
I can’t embed it, but there are some good quotes in this talk 1. I think I linked this somewhere before, but I’m posting it again in the interest of making this blog more functional as a research archive.
I wrote about Kazuo Kitai for the most recent issue of LPV Magazine 1. Kitai is an extremely important photographer who is just starting to get some recognition in the past few years. I hope to eventually write about his work at greater length.
I’m surprised I didn’t link to this interview I did with Daisuke Yokota 1 before, or that I haven’t written anything about him on this blog yet, given that in the past year he’s become one of the most talked-about photographers in Japan. The interview is almost a year old now, but it’s still a good explanation of what he’s doing.