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KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020

HAPPENINGText: Amelia Ijiri


Pierre-Elie de Pibrac “In Situ” presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL at Main Office, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office ©︎ Takeshi Asano – KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020

Pierre-Elie de Pibrac’s “In Situ” offered a glimpse behind the scenes and rehearsals of a ballet corps on the Paris opera stage. The Kyoto prefectural office, built in 1904, features crown molding, wallpaper, and heavy drapery that is harmonious with these exquisite prints of pageantry and movement.


Omar Victor Diop “Diaspora” at Former Assembly Room, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office ©︎ Takeshi Asano – KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020

In the Former Assembly Room of the same building, Omar Victor Diop’s “Diaspora” challenged us to rethink our ideas of history. His baroque-inspired self-portraits, inspired by real paintings, explore African identity and discovery. Nine portraits were strategically placed above the Assembly members’ seats on a podium in the front of the room. The Senegalese photographer contributed portraits of local shopkeepers as part of a KG artist in residence. His series hung in the shopping arcade, while Kai Fusayoshi’s photo, retrospective of domestic life in the same area, complimented outdoor spaces.


Kai Fusayoshi “Kamo River Wandering” at Tanegen ©︎ Takeshi Asano – KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020

2020 has been an unforgettable year, and KYOTOGRAPHIE offered perspectives across cultures and generations of both shared viewpoints and different points of view. COVID19 has changed our worldview. As we evaluate what we see, how we see it, and how to interpret events in the context of a collective society, Vision provided insights into a better world.

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2020
Date: September 19th – October 18th, 2020
Place: SHIMADAI GALLERY KYOTO, HOSOO GALLERY, Kondaya Genbei Chikuin-no-Ma, Itoyu Machiya, Ryosokuin Temple (Kennin-ji Temple), Main Office, Former Main Building of the Kyoto Prefectural Office, Former Assembly Room, Demachi Masugata Shopping Arcade etc.
Organizer: KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival
https://www.kyotographie.jp

Text: Amelia Ijiri

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