2016 / Los Angeles County Museum of Art “Paths through Modernity” May 21 – Sept. 25

(Left Photo) Toshio Shibata, Hirota Village, Tokyo, 1994, printed 1995. Gelatin silver print. Frame 48 1/4 x 40 3/6 x 1 7/16 in. LACMA, Ralph M. Parsons Fund. © Toshio Shibata. © 2016 Museum Association/LACMA (Right Photo) Kawase Hasui, Evening Shower, Teradomari, August 27, 1921. Color woodblock print. Image: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. LACMA, Gift of Carl Holmes.

(Left Photo) Toshio Shibata, Hirota Village, Tokyo, 1994, printed 1995. Gelatin silver print. Frame 48 1/4 x 40 3/6 x 1 7/16 in. LACMA, Ralph M. Parsons Fund. © Toshio Shibata. © 2016 Museum Association/LACMA
(Right Photo) Kawase Hasui, Evening Shower, Teradomari, August 27, 1921. Color woodblock print. Image: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. LACMA, Gift of Carl Holmes.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths through Modernity

May 21–September 25, 2016

Pavilion for Japanese Art, Juda Galley

Prints and photographs share a basic quality: each form involves transferring an image to paper, whether through the impression of an inked plate or the projection of light through film.

Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths Through Modernity opens up the relationship between these media by presenting prints and photographs from Japan that span almost 100 years, from 1917 to the present.

Though modern prints and photographs developed in different directions, the exhibition explores several points of intersection between these media, examining the ways in which Japanese print artists and photographers approached landscape, the city, and abstraction.