Manabu Niimi of tradition and innovation! Mika Ninagawa takes charm of entertainment district of Kyoto splendidly and takes down
Mika Ninagawa is photographer on behalf of modern Japan, and the energetic activity continues attracting attention with big topic regardless of home and abroad. In addition, Director of Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games serves from wide judgment in art culture, too. This photo exhibition is comprised of "entertainment district" and "scenery" of seasonal beautiful Kyoto that the best of traditional aesthetics of Kyoto was accumulated, and it may be said with "fantasy four seasons picture scroll of Kyoto" that approximately 80 points of works are displayed. We followed each traditional culture, art carefully and connected five entertainment districts (Gion back part, Miyagawacho, Pontocho, Kamishichiken, the Gion east) of Kyoto with the future by hand of women. Put together in image of geisha, 15 maikos who kept on choosing among five entertainment district each such and we prepared to by one and we took the best of traditional aesthetics of Kyoto that had been inherited until today for sensitivity only by Ninagawa and took down special set. We go to visit, and this product which we hung is released time more than two years to on Kyoto without several degrees for the first time in here Kyoto.
※Book exhibition is held as the sixth "KYOTOGRAPHIE Kyoto international photograph festival 2018 asoshieiteddo program".
15 geisha maikos ©mika ninagawa,artbeat publishers
Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
Geisha, maiko appearance of 15 people!
[Gion back part] Lawn arrow Kei (geisha), true Yoshiko (maiko), Kei tsu Ougi (maiko)
[Miyagawacho] Do this, and assume fish to eat (geisha), and assume greens (geisha) in the summer; pure (maiko)
[Pontocho] City sayo (geisha), city Aya (maiko), city are constipated (maiko)
[Kamishichiken] Plum leaf (geisha), city are crowded (maiko) and still meet (maiko)
[the Gion east] tsune existence (geisha), tsune peach (geisha), hinajo (maiko)
Tokyo birth. After person pot exhibition Grand Prix, Canon photograph new century award for excellence, it is Konica photograph prize for encouragement, Ihee Kimura photograph prize, a lot of receiving a prize careers including Ohara Museum of Art prize (VOCA exhibition). Large-scale retrospective show that went around Museum of four whole country from 2008 mobilized a total of 180,000 in "flower of Mika Ninagawa exhibition - ground, color - of the heavens". In addition, a lot of picture works dealt, too, and, as for "it blooms" (2007 exhibition), it was official exhibition special invitation work of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and the 31st Hong Kong international film festival, and first supervision movie got evaluation at home and abroad. We record box office of 2,200 million yen, and movie "herutasukeruta" becoming the second work (2012 exhibition) wins Kaneto Shindo Prize. By private exhibition "Mika Ninagawa exhibition held in Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei) of Taiwan in 2016," we largely update attendance record of the hall and boast of approximately 130,000 attendance, and it is big topic. Large-scale Museum patrol photo exhibition is started in June, 2018 in the whole country. 2020 Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games director appointment.