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Exhibition Highlights

写真:From the seriesTheChildrenofthePoor

JacobA. Riis
From the series The Children of the Poor
c. 1890
Gelatin silver print
Collection: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

1. Works by Jacob A. Riis, Lewis W. Hine et al., Considered the Origin of Social Documentary Photography

Displays of valuable historical materials including photographs from the late 19th century by pioneers of photojournalism Jacob A. Riis and Lewis W. Hine, Miyatake Toyo's photographs documenting life at a Japanese-American internment camp in California during World War II, and photographs by Kageyama Koyo of the Elizabeth Saunders Home, an orphanage built by Sawada Miki just after WWII to raise mixed-race children.


Rineke Dijkstra
I See a Woman Crying (The Weeping Woman)
Video installation 12min. (loop)
Courtesy:Marian Goodman Gallery,Paris /NewYork

2. The Japan Debut of a Number of Works by Artists Active on the International Art Scene

Featuring works never before exhibited in Japan by photographer Rineke Dijkstra, who gained recognition with portraits that captured unexpected expressions of children in adolescence; video artist Fiona Tan, who represented the Dutch pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale; and a social artist representing Malaysia, Wong Hoy Cheong. Also making their Japan debuts will be several artists now in the limelight on the international art stage including Zhang O and Suhel Nafar & Jacqueline Reem Salloum, whose award-winning documentary set in the Palestinian territories, SlingshotHipHop, createda buzz when it screened last year in Japan. Also a must-see is Nara Yoshitomo's Missing in Action, on show in Japan for the first time.

写真:New Hell: What Kind of Hell Will We Go To?, Tokyo

Yamamoto Takayuki
New Hell: What Kind of Hell Will We Go To?, Tokyo
Video installation 11min. 8sec.
Dimensions variable

3. New Works Created Specially for This Exhibition

Teruya Yuken will present a new installation work, staged in the forest of Yanbaru of Okinawa, and Yamamoto Takayuki, the results of a workshop in which children who freely move back and forth between the real world and the world of imagination create their fantastical "hell."


Wong Hoy Cheong
Aman Sulukule Canim Sulukule (Oh Sulukule Darling Sulukule)
Video installation 14min.
Dimensions variable

4. Exhibits and Programs that Examine a Variety of Societies and Environments Surrounding Children

Lectures and other programs held in conjunction with the exhibition will provide opportunities to think about and discuss various aspects of society as they relate to children, such as immigration and international adoption, minority communities like the Roma in Turkey, Aboriginal Australians, or Koreans in Japan.