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Takano Ryudai Reflects on Contemporary Japanese Photography

May 19, 2008 - 12:00pm
Building 200, Room 107
Takano Ryudai will be coming to Stanford from his home in Tokyo to share insights about his own work and Japanese contemporary photography. Walking Around the Border "For a long time, 'sexuality': particularly, how should I face with the intensity of the instinct, was my major issue. Facing this theme was the point where I started my career. I have not attended any art schools, nor learned from any specifi c teacher. So, all I could do is to study and to follow the famous artists who inspired me as a sample. Making my work without anyone to ask for help, was like walking through pitch darkness and I took many long ways. However, they brought me many new discoveries and experiences. In this lecture, I would like to go over my work from the early works to my latest ones, and trace the shifts of my thoughts and views. It is the struggle, through the borders of sexualiality, the rims of social 'values', the boundaries of photography and painting, to find my own place to stand." -- Takano Ryudai TAKANO, Ryudai was burn in Fukui, Japan in 1963 and graduated from Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics, in 1987. He is recipient of the 31st Kimura Ihei photographic prize in Japan (2006) and has held frequent solo exhibitions in Tokyo, including at Zeit-Foto Salon and il tempo. His works have been included in museum and group exhibitions internationally, in Turkey, China, Spain, Germany, Israel, Korea, Denmark, and Japan and have been acquired by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Japan Foundation.
Event Sponsor: 
The Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Center for East Asian Studies
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