Ken Kitano “our face project: Asia”

Dates: November 26th, 2011 – January 29th, 2012
Open hours: 12:00 – 20:00  closed on Mondays
Winter holidays: December 26th – January 6th

Ken Kitano’s our face series is a collection of portraits taken in workplaces, schools and places of worship from countries around the world. Kitano superimposes multiple portraits of people that he encountered in each of these places. The focal point of superimposition is the eyes of the portraits. In 1999 he started this series in Japan and has branched out to other Asian countries. This exhibition focuses on Asia and includes his works from Japan. In addition, we are featuring his photographs of Mexican murals that he has been creating since 1997 which were the catalyst for his our face series.

Concurrently the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is presenting Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 10 where Kitano’s life-sized prints will be exhibited. These works are part of a series that was exhibited in Beijing’s Three Shadows Photography Art Centre.

Opening reception: November 26th 18:00-
Talk: December 16th 18:30- at MEM
Kaoru Kato (art critic) and Ken Kitano
Admission free

Ken Kitano will also participate in a group exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography exhibiting 7 large works of our face.
Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.10 ‒ elan photographic –
Dates: December 10 (Sat) – January 29 (Sun)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo)
Artists: Ken Kitano, Yoichi Sano, Kazuyuki Soeno, Sohei Nishino, Maiko Haruki