Meeting Modernity in Yokohama

Meeting Modernity

The Meeting Modernity series of found photographs is the focus of Néojaponisme’s first traveling exhibition. Recently unearthed outside of the city of Sano in Tochigi-ken, this series of pictures documents Japan as it engaged with modernization and commercial photography in the Meiji and Taishō Periods. The series is comprised of portrait photography in particular.

The exhibition makes it’s fourth appearance at Suzu No Ki Café / すずの木カフェ in Yokohama this month.

Meeting Modernity is accompanied by a trio of essays by Ian Lynam, W. David Marx, and Matt Treyvaud reflecting the collection of photographs, the history of Japanese photography, commercial art, and Japanese society.

A limited edition of full-color Meeting Modernity postcard sets from the previous exhibition in Los Angeles’ Young Art are available at Suzu No Ki, as well as a few Néojaponisme-related items.

MEETING MODERNITY
March 13–April 1 2010

More:
Suzu No Ki
〒253-0043 神奈川県茅ケ崎市元町4-32
0467-82-3411
11:30〜18:00
日・月定休(祝祭日は営業)

We heartily encourage you to visit the exhibition.

Ian LYNAM
March 20, 2010

Ian Lynam is a graphic designer living in Tokyo and the art director of Neojaponisme. His website is located at ianlynam.com. His new book, Parallel Strokes, on the intersection of graffiti and typography is available now.

2 Responses

  1. Aaron Says:

    I was just thinking “Hey, that’s close by, maybe I’ll go see it.” And then I saw that the cafe isn’t in Yokohama at all, but rather in Chigasaki. I think you’re pushing the boundaries more than a little, there.

  2. Ferdinand Says:

    Hi,
    will the essays be published online?