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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
"Ishiuchi Miyako: Silken Dreams"
THE MARUGAME GENICHIRO-INOKUMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Renowned Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi became particularly well known in 2005, when she photographed the belongings of her deceased mother in a series titled "Mother's."
After the phenomenal success of "Mother's," she worked on "Hiroshima" — photos of personal effects belonging to those killed by the atomic bomb. With silk dresses being among these objects, Ishiuchi also developed a fascination with the versatility of silk fabrics.
A native of Kiryu city, Gunma Prefecture, one of Japan's major textile areas, Ishiuchi's found many ways to express her newfound passion. This exhibition showcases 46 of her latest silk-themed images, including some from the "Hiroshima" series; till Jan. 6.
The Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art; (0877) 24-7755; 80-1 Hamamachi, Marugame, Kagawa; Marugame Station, JR Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥ 950. Closed from Dec. 25-31. www.mimoca.org.