Starting from November 28 at the Shizuoka city Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, the exhibited photograph series crops out the sights of Tokyo 160 years later and is an homage to Hiroshige's “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. Discover Edo with Hanga and revisit Tokyo through photographs; delve into the depths of Tokyo through two contrasting visions. This is a series developed over approximately two years and is based all around Tokyo. The series is full of humor and originality captured through the eyes of an Italian artist who has pursued the shadows of master scenery artist, Hiroshige. This exhibition displays approximately 60 of the 119 pieces in the series.
November 28 (Tue.) ‒ December 27 (Wed.) 2017
January 5 (Fri.) ‒ February 4 (Sun.) 2018
December 3 (Sun.) 2017, 13:00 - 13:30
Admission: Free *museum entrance fee is required.
Tokyo Hyaku is a project that aims to rehearse, 160 years later, Hiroshige’s work using photography as a modern form of representation and contemporary cultural signs and city’s landmarks to define a new state of the art of the city of Tokyo.
Photos are taken in correspondent seasons, according to original meanings.
Original Hiroshige's topics are used to investigate contemporary Tokyo.
Contemporary photos are taken to create a dialogue with the original images.
Tokyo Hyaku project is ongoing, 104 images have been made so far. The image shooting would be accomplished within 2017.
An unmissable exhibition comparing Hiroshiges's views with the contemporary Tokyo Hyaku images.
Including 119 images representing Tokyo Hyaku views with rich descriptions and comments.
Giuseppe De Francesco devotes himself to photography with a particular attention on the relationships between places and memory. Graduated at the Politecnico di Milano faculty of architecture and design, he has been collaborating with various important italian photographers in fashion and architecture industries.
Aside from his personal research projects, Giuseppe De Francesco currently works as freelance photographer for major international magazines and companies in Asia and Europe.