February 5(Sat.) - April 17(Sun.), 2005
Yuki Onodera (born in Tokyo in 1962) is a Paris-based, internationally active photographer. After receiving the First New Cosmos of Photography Award, Onodera moved to France in 1993. With the opening of a solo show titled "Down" at three different locations in Tokyo in 1995, Onodera gained almost immediate recognition. Since then, beginning with the representative work "Portrait of Second-hand Clothes," Onodera has presented new series of photographs in rapid succession. These have included "C.V.N.I.," a group of enigmatic photographs showing tin cans with their labels torn off floating in midair; "How to make a pearl," photographs that were taken after Onodera concealed a glass bead inside the camera; and "transvest," a series which depicts silhouettes of people we seem to have seen somewhere before. In 2003, Onodera received the 28th Kimura Ihei Award for her book of photographs, cameraChimera.
In Yuki Onodera's photographs, we see pieces of what might at first appear to be ordinary objects such as old clothes, tin cans, birds, cameras, distorted and out of focus faces, houses shining in the darkness, and human figures. But regardless of the work, each of Onodera's photographs is lined with the playful spirit that pervades her thinking, and captures an unexpected point of view. Though we are looking at things we should be familiar with, they somehow become things we have never seen before. A series of images of this type is an incredibly stimulating experience for the viewer.
With this exhibition, comprising approximately 50 works including both the artist's most well-known series and her latest photographs, the museum is proud to welcome you to the world of Yuki Onodera.
10:00–17:00, Feb. 11, 18, 25 and Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, the museum is open until 19:00
Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Mondays (Except for Monday, March 21;closed Tuesday, March 22 instead)
University students 130(70)yen
High school students 70(40)yen
Junior high school students or younger.