HOMETOWN Exhibition Staged Debut in Tokyo

Branding Shanghai
2019-12-16 12:20 574

TOKYO, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HOMETOWN Photo & Art Exhibition, co-hosted by Branding Shanghai and Tokyo Biennial,  kicked off its first edition at Tokyo Biennial in Tokyo on 15 December 2019 as part of the "Shanghai. Let's Meet" city campaign in Tokyo to further enhance the relationship between the two metropolises.

HOME TOWN Photo & Art Exhibition Tokyo
HOME TOWN Photo & Art Exhibition Tokyo

As the pre-exhibition of Tokyo Biennale 2020, HOMETOWN Photo & Art Exhibition in Tokyo is a group show of three excellent Chinese and Japanese artists, selected by 3331 Arts Chiyoda and experts in China and Japan art industry. The exhibition will be shown from 15-18 December at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, connecting Shanghai and Tokyo through photography and art, and showcasing the two cities' richness in culture and diversity. The concept of Tokyo Biennale 2020 is "Purity" x "Earnestness" x "Deviation", from "individual" to "us", and is a celebration for the new city and culture that we ourselves will build.

During the exhibition launch, 3331 Arts Chiyoda General Director and Tokyo Biennale Art Director Masato Nakamura, Japanese artist Tsubaki Noboru, sociologist Yoshitaka Mori, Shanghainese visual artist Kim Ye, Japan based Shanghainese artist Kenryou Gu, Branding Shanghai President Jasmine Pang have unlocked an international dialogue on city positioning, cultural policy, social institution and arts education in comparison between Shanghai and Tokyo.

Shanghai has become the leading destination in Asia Pacific for discovering and collecting photography from the emerging to the iconic, while Tokyo is one of the art centres in Asia and an incubator for global artists.

HOMETOWN Photo & Art Exhibition was first showcased in London in June 2016, featuring artists including Alan Chan, Chen Haiwen, Kim Ye, Xiang Sun, Wang Wei and Hu Ge. From 2016 to 2019, HOMETOWN has been shown in London, Shanghai, San Francisco and Liverpool in collaboration with World Photography Organisation. Through their artistic lens of city landscape, city development, cultural characteristics and heritage, the exhibition revealed the urban images of metropolises and their concrete substance in a cultural and spiritual context.

The exhibition in Tokyo showcases not only Shanghai 's urban landscape to the audience in Japan but also its dynamic culture and creative environment. Art is the boundless means of communication, by which we further explore the relationships between people and cities.

HOMETOWN Photo & Art Exhibition in Tokyo aims to stage in larger scale during Tokyo Biennale 2020.

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Source: Branding Shanghai
Keywords: Art Entertainment