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Curatorial Studies

Curatorial Studies 15:Yagi Kazuo: The Photographs of a Ceramicist

2021.11.11 thu. - 01.16 sun.

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Yagi Kazuo was a leading figure in the postwar ceramic world who was affiliated with Sodeisha, a collective of avant-garde potters. His work has been introduced in a variety of exhibitions over the years, including Yagi Kazuo – A Retrospective, which traveled around Japan in 2004 and 2005. However, the fact Yagi was also an ambitious photographer in the early 1960s is much less widely known. The enormous number of photographs that Yagi took vividly convey his gentle, humorous, and witty attitude toward his subjects based on his experiences as a ceramicist. In this exhibit, we introduce this unknown side of Yagi Kazuo through some 90 of his photographic works.

Exhibition dates 2021.11.11 thu. - 2022.1.16 sun.

Hours 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing

Closed Mondays, December 28 (Tue)–January 3 (Mon)
*Exception: January 10

Venue Collection Gallery (4F)

Admission Adult: 430 yen (220 yen) University students: 130 yen (70 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more and Night discount on Fridays/Saturdays after 5 P.M.
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.
* High school students and younger, Seniors (65+), admission is free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)

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