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Toshio Shibata in Conversation

  • 20 Apr 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
Toshio Shibata
in Conversation
Presentation with the Artist
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2pm

Reservations by April 19

Photographer Toshio Shibata and PEM Curator of Photography Phillip Prodger discuss Shibata's life and work in this engaging conversation.

Toshio Shibata
Constructed Landscapes
On view April 20, 2013 to October 6, 2013

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA

One of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. Photographing erosion control barriers, water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, riverbeds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimono.

This exhibition of 28 large-format works will be the artist's first solo show in an American museum since 1995 and the first time his color pictures will be shown in America.

Shibata was recently featured in a two-person show at the National Arts Center, Tokyo, and in a solo retrospective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.

Made possible by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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