●Marc Riboud’s exhibition “Alaska” presented by CHANEL NEXUS HALL goes on tour
Touring from CHANEL NEXUS HALL, this exhibition features unpublished and unseen works shot in Alaska in 1958 by Marc Riboud, one of the 20th century’s leading photographers.
●“Last Samurai” images from the photographic collections of the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts
World premiere! KYOTOGRAPHIE begins a collaboration with the Guimet museum (France), presenting never before seen albums and images. This first exhibition will provide an in-depth and valuable look into samurai culture. It will include rare portraits of Japan’s warrior class from the height of the samurai era and photographs that were produced for foreign consumption in the Meiji period.
●Francis Wolff, a vision of jazz
Japan premiere! This special Blue Note Records exhibition features Francis Wolff and other important archived works from Reid Miles. It traces the legacy of jazz and explores the intimate moments Wolff captured in his lengthy career.
● KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET, a newly formed band by Shuya Okino from KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE interlocks with one of KYOTOGRAPHIE 2015
exhibitions: “A Vision of Jazz: Francis Wolff and Blue Note Records”. The band’s first performance will be held at Hyatt Regency Kyoto to celebrate their debut album “MISSION” which will be released on April 15th, 2015 from Blue Note/Universal Music.
● This summer, “A Vision of Jazz: Francis Wolff and Blue Note Records” will travel to Rencontres d’Arles Photographie in France.
●Roger Ballen first solo exhibition in Japan
Roger Ballen is a South Africa-based artist who brings a unique perspective to themes of racial discrimination and poverty. His fascinating work has gained enormous global attention. This much-awaited exhibition will take place at Horikawa Oike Gallery, where a retrospective supported by COMME des GARÇONS will provide insight into his photographic career. Roger Ballen’s new movie Outland will also be shown at COMME des GARÇONS Kyoto store. In addition, KYOTOGRAPHIE will launch a new edition of his controversial photobook Outland complete with 45 new images. Outland is the culmination of Ballen’s twenty years of work and is one of the most extraordinary photographic documents of the late 20th century.
●Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect build a Paper Tube Pavilion in front of Kyoto City Hall.
Shigeru Ban, a Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect build a Paper Tube Pavilion in front of Kyoto City Hall. The prize is often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture.
Martin Gusinde “The Spirit of the Tierra del Fuego people, Sel’knam,Yamana, Kawésqar
Supported by CHANEL, Shigeru Ban Architects”
●Two Japanese artists in the spotlight: Kimiko Yoshida and Yusuke Yamatani
Thanks to GUCCI support, this will be the first Japanese exhibition of the Paris-based artist Kimiko Yoshida. Creating unique self-portraits in which she wears elaborate costumes, from haute couture to indigenous cultures to the canon of Western painting.
KYOTOGRAPHIE will also feature the work of the young photographer Yusuke Yamatani (born in 1985), whose compelling frames have marked him out as a promising future talent.
●Kimono Noguchi and a kakajiku maker Usami Shokakudo collaborates with Kimiko Yoshida
For the 50th anniversary of sister-city relations between Kyoto and Florence, Kyoto’s traditional craftsmen including Kimono Noguchi and a kakajiku maker Usami Shokakudo collaborates with Kimiko Yoshida comes true with the support by GUCCI.
●Exhibitions at venues which are unique to Kyoto and usually private.
Noguchi Residence, Karaku-an –
Kimiko Yoshida All that’s not me
Ryosokuin (Kenninji temple)
RongRong & inri Tsumari Story
Traditional building in Gion Shinbashi (PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION/Opening in summer 2015)
Fosco Maraini The Enchantment of the Women of the Sea — by “Museo delle Culture” of Lugano