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“Fiesta—Sevilla or Málaga” from the series España Gran Tarde, 1963-65 ©Ikko Narahara

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2019.11.23 - 01.26

Ikko Narahara Photographs: The Promised Journey to Spain

Overview

Ikko Narahara, who emerged in the late 1950s as a forerunner of new photographic expression in post-war Japan, had set out on a journey across Europe from 1962 to 1965 in hopes to re-visit his way of life and identity as a photographer. The series España Gran Tarde was conceived as a result of his various travels in Spain – a country he had long admired and yearned to visit. This exhibition features a total of 135 black & white photographs consisting of 120 works from the aforementioned series, and a further 15 from the contemporaneous collection Where Time has Stopped. These are introduced along with related documents and materials in an attempt to explore from a new perspective, the fascinating appeal of Narahara’s work during the days of his youth. Also brought into focus on this occasion are his numerous collaborations with Mitsuo Katsui, a leading graphic designer of Japan’s post-war period and long-term friend of Narahara, who had been responsible for designing the publication España Grand Tarde.

*The title of the series España Gran Tarde derives from that which was used in Narahara’s solo exhibition held in 1965. The photo book of this series was subsequently published under the title España Grand Tarde.

Information

Dates:
Saturday(national holiday), November 23, 2019 - Sunday, January 26, 2020 
Hours:
10:00AM - 6:00PM (last entry: 30 min. before closing time)
Closed:
Mondays (except January 13, 2020), Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and New Year's holidays from December 29, 2019 (Sunday) to January 3, 2020 (Friday).
Place:
1st floor galleries
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya Arts Foundation)

Admission

Adults 1,000yen / Seniors(over 65) 800yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Group Discount
Adults 800yen / Seniors(over 65) 600yen / University and high school students 600yen / Junior high and elementary school students 300yen
*Discount applies to groups of 20 or more.
*Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities are admitted free of charge.
*Elementary and junior high school students are admitted free on weekends and national holidays.

Overview

Ikko Narahara, who emerged in the late 1950s as a forerunner of new photographic expression in post-war Japan, had set out on a journey across Europe from 1962 to 1965 in hopes to re-visit his way of life and identity as a photographer. The series España Gran Tarde was conceived as a result of his various travels in Spain – a country he had long admired and yearned to visit. This exhibition features a total of 135 black & white photographs consisting of 120 works from the aforementioned series, and a further 15 from the contemporaneous collection Where Time has Stopped. These are introduced along with related documents and materials in an attempt to explore from a new perspective, the fascinating appeal of Narahara’s work during the days of his youth. Also brought into focus on this occasion are his numerous collaborations with Mitsuo Katsui, a leading graphic designer of Japan’s post-war period and long-term friend of Narahara, who had been responsible for designing the publication España Grand Tarde.

*The title of the series España Gran Tarde derives from that which was used in Narahara’s solo exhibition held in 1965. The photo book of this series was subsequently published under the title España Grand Tarde.