Nippon-Jin Exhibition [ February 1 - 15, 2013 ]
January 31, 2013
The Consulate General of Japan in New York announces the "NIPPON-JIN Exhibition" to be held in the Japan Information Center Gallery from Friday, February 1st through Friday, February 15th, 2013. This exhibition is a part of our continuing introduction of Japanese culture program.
- Date & Time
Friday, February 1st to Friday, February 15th, 2013
9 : 30am - 4 : 00pm
Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor,
New York, NY 10171
NIPPON-JIN, which means "Japanese", will show more than 300 unique portrait photographs taken by Junichi Takahashi.
This exhibition, a unique social network that promotes the Japanese art scene with various collaborating artists, reveals what Takahashi sees as "Japanese people," opposed to the prototype of stereotypical "Japanese" that others expect and portray. To capture the essence of what makes Japanese "Japanese", Takahashi decided to approach this project by taking hundreds of samples over a four-year period of Japanese being themselves, letting the accumulation of the subject matter form the answer.