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TAKANO RYUDAI: DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS 1999-2021

June 29–September 23, 2021

TAKANO RYUDAI: DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS 1999-2021

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Takano Ryudai (b. 1963) is widely recognized as a photographer who deals with the themes of gender and sexuality. In the 2005 photo book IN MY ROOM, for which he received the Kimura Ihei Photo Award, Takano set out to visualize the ambiguous zone that lies between binary notions of human sexuality such as woman and man, homosexual and heterosexual. At the same time, while making it a rule to take pictures every day without fail since 1998, Takano has undertaken a variety of experiments, and repeatedly examined institutionalized views, and the characteristics and limitations of the photographic medium. The project, called Daily Photographs, remains ongoing. In this exhibition, Takano’s first major solo exhibition at a museum, approximately 130 of the artist’s works will be presented chronologically. Along with Daily Photographs, which serves as the foundation for Takano’s practice, the exhibition will include the gender- and sexuality-themed works that won him prominence; Kasubaba, which focuses on uniquely Japanese chaotic cityscapes; Tokyo Tower, which makes use of fixed-point observation; and the shadow pieces, which Takano has devoted himself to since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Join us as we retrace the actual images and reflect on the changing thoughts of Takano Ryudai, one of the leading photographers of his generation.

Period
June 29–September 23, 2021
Opening Hours

10:00–17:00 (10:00–21:00 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays).
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Closed
Mondays (except Aug. 9, Sep. 20) and Aug. 10.
  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka, The Asahi Shimbun
  • Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Cooperated by Yumiko Chiba Associates
Admission

Adults: 1,200 yen / University students: 700 yen

  • Admission free for visitors under 18 years old and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant (proof required).

Discounted Admission
Adults: 1,000 yen / University students: 600 yen
This discount is offered to those who meet any of the following conditions:

  • Groups of 20 or more
  • Visitors who enter after 17:00 on Fri. or Sat.
  • Visitors who purchase both “TAKANO RYUDAI: DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS 1999-2021” and “Viva Video!: The Art and Life of Shigeko Kubota” (concurrent exhibition) tickets at our museum ticket counter at the same time (only applicable to adult tickets)
  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka, The Asahi Shimbun
  • Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • Cooperated by Yumiko Chiba Associates
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