Japanese Contemporary Photography in NYC

Last weekend I saw Heavy Light: Recent Photography and Video from Japan at the International Center of Photography (ICP).

Sawada_school_daysa_650By far my favorite were Tomoko Sawada’s series of Japanese school class photos in which she plays the role of every girl, piecing together her own self portraits.
I just uploaded my own self portraits on Flickr.

The show is on through September 7, 2008
ICP: 1133 6th Avenue at 43rd Street

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Japanese artists exhibit in Chelsea

Photography, fashion, Japanese land & cityscapes. I loved Izima Kaoru’s large-scale, ultra-saturated photographs that portray death of super-models.
Von Lintel Gallery, 555 West 25th St., between 10th-11th Ave.

Yoshitomo Nara’s menacing cartoonish children and animals make me smile.
Marianne Boesky, 535 West 22nd St., near 10th Ave.
Both through 10/8/05.

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Also check out Nara’s Too Young To Die Ashtray and Oh! My God! I Miss You  booklet of 30 Postcards.