Barbara Morgan, "Martha Graham, Letter to the World, Kick", 1940, Gelatin silver print, Collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Light as Medium: The TOP Collection

Mar 02, 2022 at 10:00am ~ Jun 05, 2022 at 6:00pm

  • Mar. 2Jun. 5, 2022
  • Closed Mondays (However, Mar 21, and May 2, are open), Mar 22.
  • Admission: Adults ¥600 / College Students ¥480 / High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥300. *Admission is free for grade school children or younger; junior high school students living or attending schools in the Tokyo metropolitan area, holders of Japan’s disability identification cards (shogaisha techo) together with two caregiver, and holders of the museum’s annual passport.
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum regularly presents masterpieces selected from its collection. This exhibition, Light as Medium: The TOP Collection, focuses on “drawing with light,” the literal meaning of the English word “photograph,” in exhibiting works that focus on the creativity that photographs, transcending their documentary nature, can achieve. The essence of the medium is capturing light on a light-sensitive support (often paper). Artists making use of the agency of light have created a variety of expressive formats, even trying at times to capture invisible energy in their images.
 With “drawing with light” as its lens, this exhibition brings together work by twenty-nine artists, the most suitable, and most striking work for reconsidering their medium. In addition to photographs from the TOP Collection, the exhibits include works owned by the artists, art galleries, and private collectors, brought together for their appreciation.
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Start: Mar 2nd 2022 at 10:00am

End: Jun 5th 2022 at 6:00pm