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TOSHIKO OKANOUE, Photo Collage : The Miracle of Silence

Toshiko Okanoue is known for her black and white photo collages, using images from print magazines. Influenced by Max Ernst and Shuzo Takiguchi, a Japanese Surrealist, her collages are truly surreal, often featuring women from fashion magazines placed in a variety of locations with unrealistic proportions. The exhibition also includes dressmaking patterns from her youth, photographs, source magazines and a few paintings. The museum has included several designer dresses (Dior, Balenciaga) from the Kyoto Costume Institute.

EXOTIC X MODERN: French Art Deco and inspiration from afar

This exhibition, through a collection of 85 objects, explores the influence of the exotic on the modern Art Deco movement in France. Prints (posters), sculptures, jewelry, clothing, photographs, paintings, and decorative objects are presented to demonstrate the influence of “exotic” foreign lands in Africa and Asia on Art Deco design. Highlights include lacquer pieces by Jean Dunand and sculptures by François Pompon.

TOP Collection: Learning - Into the Pictures

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s (TOP) current exhibition theme is Enjoying and Learning and its latest exhibition is a beautiful collection of photographs from world famous photographers. The curators ask the viewer to take a closer look, to ask questions about the subject, to think about what’s going on out of the frame, to wonder about the photographer, to ponder what’s going on where the photograph is taken. Several photographs have questions provided to prompt the viewer.

Geneses of Photography in Japan: Nagasaki

The Nagasaki photographs are the first in series of exhibits focusing on the birth of photography in Japan. There are maps, prints, scrolls and books highlighting pre-photography Nagasaki. The early photographs include panoramas of the city, older wooden buildings and scenes from life in 19th century and early 20th century Japan.