Right now, Kyoto is holding a big contemporary art project called PARASOPHIA (March 7th – May 10th). And from April 18th to May 10th, there is another big art event in Kyoto City, called KYOTOGRAPHIE 2015.
KYOTOGRAPHIE is an international photograph festival, where fourteen artist groups from 9 countries will proudly present their works in Kyoto-style venues, such as traditional houses and even temples. For example, a well-known photographer called Marc Riboud will display a photo set called Alaska for the first time. And photographs of samurais taken at the end of the Edo Period (1603 – 1868) from Collection MNAA– Guimet are also very interesting.
Check the artists and venues below.
Alaska by Marc Riboud (France) at Kondaya Genbei
Kimiko Yoshida (Japan, France) at Noguchi Family House
Last Samurai by Collection MNAA– Guimet (France) at Toraya Kyoto Gallery
The Enchantment of the Women of the Sea by Fosco Maraini (Italy) at Pass the Baton’s new location in Gion (opening summer 2015).
A Vision of Jazz by Francis Wolff (Germany, US) at Gallery Shimadai
Tsumari Story by RongRong & inri (China, Japan) at Ryosokuin Temple
The Spirit of the Tierra del Fuego Peoples : Selk’nam, Yamana, Kawésqar by Martin Gusinde (Germany) in front of Kyoto City Hall (finalizing)
A Natural Order by Lucas Foglia (US) at Yuhisai, Kodokan
Roger Ballen’s Shadowland 1969-2014 by Roger Ballen (US, South Africa) at COMME des GARÇONS Kyoto and Horikawa Oike Gallery
(Horikawa Oike Gallery)
Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber (Germany) at ASPHODEL
reallyGood, murderSuntag by Noh (South Korea) at Gallery SUGATA
Tsugi no yoru e by Yusuke Yamatan at Mumeisha
Tchernobyl by Louis Jammes (France) at SferaExhibition (finalizing)
The Sapeurs of Bacongo by Baudoin Mouanda at Murakamijyu Building
When checking the map, it is obvious that there are a few areas that have several different venues. Therefore, for those who love looking at and taking photographs, it is a good idea to focus on one of these areas to make your visit more productive.