BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1836@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090724T000000Z DTEND:20090823T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Daidō Moriyama is one of the most important and exciting Japan ese photographers of our time\, having made prolific\, often experimental pictures of modern urban life since the 1960s. This exhibition showcases a group of approximately 45 photographs made in and around Tokyo in the 198 0s\, when Moriyama focused his mature aesthetic on the city with renewed i ntensity.\n\nMoriyama approaches the world with an equalizing eye\, captur ing disparate peripheral details that in themselves account for little\, b ut together add up to a powerful diagnosis of modern experience. In 1980s Japan such details encompassed the disorienting and sometimes brutal juxta position of traditional culture and modernization\, most visible in the gl ut of consumer goods and images. But in Moriyama&rsquo\;s photographs thes e subjects appear alongside the banal elements of any streetscape: a derel ict patch of pavement and wall\, a car with an aggressive key scratch runn ing its full length\, even a single rose blossom. Moriyama&rsquo\;s urban imagery shares some of its qualities with other great street photography of the 20th century\, and he has cited the photographs of William Klein as a major influence. But his work involves strong responses to a wide range of modern art and literature\, including photographs and graphic designs by many of his Japanese contemporaries\, Andy Warhol&rsquo\;s silkscreens\ , and the novels of Jack Kerouac and James Baldwin. Moriyama&rsquo\;s mix of international and Japanese trends to represent modern Tokyo is one sour ce of his photography&rsquo\;s power\, and the exhibition will include a s mall number of works by other artists to demonstrate his visual sensibilit y\, including prints and photographs by Warhol\, Klein\, Shomei Tomatsu\, and Tadanori Yokoo.\n\n&nbsp\;See philamuseum.org\n SUMMARY:Daidō Moriyama: Tokyo Photographs URL:/en/events/2009/07/24/daido-moriyama-tokyo-photographs/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR