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The Metamorphosis of Japan After the War
Postwar Japanese Photography - Talk by Marc Feustel
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters
Metamorphosis of Japan After the War
Glasgow Film Festival

The Metamorphosis of Japan After the War
Postwar Japanese Photography - Talk by Marc Feustel
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In conjunction with the current Japan Foundation exhibition Metamorphosis of Japan After the War at Open Eye Gallery, Marc Feustel the co-curator, will provide an overview of the dramatic evolution in Japanese documentary photography produced during the incredibly significant and turbulent 20 year period between the end of World War II and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964.

Capturing both the historical and social perspective of the period, he will expand on why he chose to create this poignant exhibition, the philosophy behind it, and discuss some of 11 accomplished Japanese photographers included in the retrospective and why their images were chosen. Telling this story through photographs, Feustel will also examine the impact that these works and photographers have made upon contemporary artists, and what elements may be connected to the current state of Japanese photography.

Marc Feustel
Marc Feustel has curated several photographic exhibitions and edited both fine art and photographic publications including the anthology of postwar Japanese photography, Japan: a self-portrait, Photographs 1945-1964, published in 2004 by Flammarion. He writes regularly on photography for print and online publications and is co-director of Studio Equis.

The exhibition Metamorphosis of Japan After the War includes works from Japanese photographers such as Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, and Ken Domon. It is currently running until the 26 April 2015 at 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 1BP, organised by Open Eye Gallery. For more information, please visit: www.openeye.org.uk


Date: 27 February 2015 from 6.45pm
Venue:

The Swedenborg Society
20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Entrance on Barter Street)
London WC1A 2TH
For further details of the location, please visit: www.swedenborg.org.uk/contact


Booking:

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk

Please note that due to the popularity of the event, the venue and time of this event has changed from that which was originally advertised. The correct venue, date and time is as above.

Image: Ken Domon, Children looking at a picture-card show, Tokyo 1953

Talk at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Prior to this event, Marc Feustel will also be giving at talk at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, entitled Towards a New Japan and taking place on 25 February 2015 at 6pm. For further information, please click here to visit the Open Eye Gallery website.

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters
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This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, as well as collide with different generations, ideals and ideas – asking the question, does it really only happen in the movies?

For full details of the lineup and participating venues, please visit the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme website.


Date: 30 January 2015 - 26 March 2015
Venue:

Nationwide


Image, clockwise from top: Wood Job! (part), The Handsome Suit (part), Short Peace (A Farewell to Weapons) (part)

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Metamorphosis of Japan After the War   org

In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power.

These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy – a time in which democracy led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.

This new exhibition looks back on this turbulent period that followed the war, exhibiting over 100 black and white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography, including Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and Ken Domon. Rather than arranging the works by period and author, this exhibition is divided into three sections - "The Aftermath of the War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan."

Although the arrangement may seem arbitrary, the sequence in fact provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era.


Date: 22 January 2015 - 26 April 2015
Venue:

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool


For more information, please click here.

Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Completing management training at a stock brokerage firm. Ikebukuro. Tokyo 1961

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Glasgow Film Festival   JPsupported

This year’s Japan Foundation-supported Glasgow Film Festival will again feature a selection of contemporary Japanese films, including the UK premieres of Daihachi Yoshida’s new film Pale Moon and Shinya Tsukamoto’s adaptation of Shohei Ooka’s acclaimed novel, Fires on the Plain, the Scottish premiere of Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water (pictured) and more.


Date: 18 February 2015 - 1 March 2015
Venue:

Various venues in Glasgow, Scotland


For the full line-up, please visit the Glasgow Film Festival website.

Image: © 2014 “FUTATSUME NO MADO” JFP, CDC, ARTE FC, LM.

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