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The Photography of Ishiuchi Miyako: Tracing Women’s Consciousness

Photo courtesy of Kasahara Michiko

The presentation will explore the life and work of Ishiuchi Miyako (b. 1947), including her place in art history, feminist themes apparent in her art, and an overview of the critical reception within the context of Japanese post-war photography. It will incorporate a brief introduction about the newly-opened Artizon Museum in Tokyo.

For more info, visit Spirits Rising : ひろしま / hiroshima – an exhibition of Ishiuchi Miyako’s photography, ongoing at Portland Japanese Garden until March 15, 2020.

Lecturer Bio:

Ms. Michiko Kasahara has been the Vice Director of the recently re-opened Artizon Museum (formerly known as Bridgestone Museum of Art) in Tokyo since 2018. For the previous twelve years, she served as Chief Curator at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Her extensive curatorial work included appointment as commissioner of the Japanese Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), which included an installation of photographic work by Ishiuchi Miyako. Her publications include a collection of essays titled Gender Perspectives in Photography, 1991-2017 (2017) and Politics of the Nude: The Work of Female Photographers (2008).