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Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
"Leo Rubinfien: Wounded Cities"
The National Museum Of Modern Art, Tokyo
By YUHEI WADA
The terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are imprinted on the memories of people around the world. Now, after 10 years, the physical damage in New York seems to be gradually mending. But what about the psychological recovery in society?
Leo Rubinfien saw the 9/11 attack first hand, and has dealt with his experience by photographing the faces of people walking on streets in cities where terrorism has occurred, such as New York, London, Madrid, Moscow and Tokyo.
The "mental wound" reflected in the faces of people vividly shows how terrorism can affect us. This exhibition comes to Japan for the first time with several unpublished works; till Oct. 23.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; (03) 5777-8600; 3-1 Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku; 3-min walk from Exit 1b of Takebashi Station, Tozai Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.) ¥420. Closed Mon., Sept. 20 and Oct. 11. www.momat.go.jp.