Sunday, June 28, 2009

Photography in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Book Launch
Tuesday 30 June 2009, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

Luke Gartlan - Lecturer in the School of Art History, University of St Andrews.
Sebastian Dobson - Independent scholar of the history of Japanese photography.
Toshio Watanabe (Chair) - Professor of History of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London Chelsea

From the earliest accounts of its arrival in Japan the camera has played a key role in the visual culture of Japanese society. In this provocative collection of essays, six renowned scholars have highlighted the historical diversity and significance of photography as a medium par excellence of Japanese visual modernity. This is a Special Issue of History of Photography (Summer 2009, Taylor & Francis), guest edited by Luke Gartlan.

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Dawn by Naoko Miyazaki

July 9 - August 7, 2009
Atrium Gallery
1 Embankment Place
London WC2N 6NN

Private view: Wednesday, July 8m 6-8pm
Curated by Dickson Russell Art Management

Dawn showcases the work of Naoko Miyazaki, a London-based Japanese artist and graduate of Chelsea College of Art/University of the Arts, in the atrium space at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The principle work is a 10m high suspended cut paper installation at one end of the atrium, as well as more recent wall-mounted works on paper and a floor-based installation.