Prague Travel Guide


Japanese Shomei Tomatsu In Pragues Gallery

18 February 2007, 20:44 - Art
Great exhibition of photographs by 76-years-old Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu now takes place in one of the greatest Prague galleries, Rudolfinum. The works will be displayed until mid-April 2007.

The major retrospective – under the name Skin of the nation bears witness to Mr Tomatsu status within the Japanese post-war avant-garde and his role in the development of modern Japanese photography. Visitors can look forward to around 240 works, for example to the photograph series "Nagasaki 11.02" - the shattering essay on the effects of the atom bomb and the lives of the survivors - or "Chewing Gum and Chocolate", his first attempt at capturing the far-reaching Americanisation in Japan after the war.

The accompanying programme includes several Japanese film shows, mostly from 50s and 70s, including several Akira Kurosawa films. Most of the films are introduced by the lecture related to the topic.

The exhibition is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with the Japan Society, New York.

WHERE: Galerie Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1 (metro A: Staromestska)

110 01 Praha 1

WHEN: until 15 Apr 2007 | Open daily except Mondays, from 10am and 6pm

MORE INFO: About exhibition and accompanying programme