Exhibition Free


2/2/2024 - 2/18/2024

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2F Exhibition Gallery

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NAKAYA Fujiko, Statics of an Egg, 1973
© Fujiko Nakaya
Collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Nakaya was inspired to create Statics of an Egg (1973) by the essay “Risshun no Tamago” (eggs on the first day of spring) written by her father, the physicist Nakaya Ukichiro. From the viewpoint of Ukichiro, who claimed based on scientific considerations that, contrary to Japanese hearsay, eggs stand even when it is not the first day of spring, Nakaya recorded the actual act of standing an egg in a single take to highlight why eggs stand and show the time spent observing this action. In similar fashion, in Ride the Wind and Draw a Line (1973), a single shot of a spider building a web, Nakaya explains that she exhibited an actual spider at the time and recorded it using live video to observe the web-weaving process. Her respect for and curiosity about natural phenomena and the creative power of nature create time to observe and imagine.

Dates: February 2 – 18, 2024, 10:00–20:00 (Until 18:00 on the final day)
Closed on Mondays [Please note the exhibition is open on Monday, February 12 but closed on Tuesday, February 13]
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2F Exhibition Gallery