Opening

Photograph Exhibition "European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today vol.15"

Marseille-Provence 2013

Launched in 1999, the European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today photography project brought engaging photographers from the various countries of Europe to Japan to rediscover in their work aspects of our contemporary environment that we have taken for granted and overlooked. Their work was shown in exhibitions in Europe and in the Japanese prefectures where they worked.
In Europe, this was an opportunity to reach beyond stereotypes and expose viewers to the Japan of today. To date, 54 such European photographers have visited to capture the 34 prefectures of Japan in their own ways. The project is scheduled to continue every year and to cover all 47 Japanese prefectures. This is the 15th edition of the project and Olivier Metzger (France) and Martin Kollar (Slovakia) captured Chiba prefecture located in the southeast of the Kanto region.

As one of the official projects of Marseille-Provence2013-European Capital of Culture, this photograph exhibition is held in the Voies Off Gallery in Arles. Mayor of Arles and many local people came to the venue and celebrated the opening of this exhibition. It was wonderful opening with the good atmosphere of the whole city, that many people enjoy photography along with the "Les Rencontres Arles" (1 Jul. - 22 Sep.).

Date
23 Sep. - 31 Oct. 2013
Venue
Voies Off Gallery (Arles, France)
Photographers
Olivier Metzger (France)
[Period and place of photographing: 5-24 July, 2013 / Chiba pref.]
Martin Kollar (Slovakia)
[Period and place of photographing: 27 Mar. - 23 Apr. 2013 / Chiba pref.]
Curator
Mikiko Kikuta, in collaboration with Floriane Doury (in charge of projects of photography, MP2013)

Speech by Chairman Kojima for the opening


From the right: Mikiko Kikuta (Curator of this exhibition), Olivier Metzger (Photographer), Chairman Kojima, Mayor of Arles, Mrs. Kojima, Christophe Laloi (director of Voies Off Gallery)

Related program

Opening

Date
22 Sep. 2013

Venue
Voies Off Gallery (Arles, France)

Artist's talk by Olivier Metzger

Date
22 Sep. 2013
Venue
Voies Off Gallery(Arles, France)

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