Art / Openings In Tokyo

'Awakening Photographs: Michiko Kon + Tokihiro Sato'

FUJIFILM SQUARE

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 1-Dec. 27

Michiko Kon and Tokihiro Sato, both with fine art backgrounds, emerged as art photographers during the late 1980s.

Kon assembles vegetables, fish and fruit with other everyday objects, such as items of clothing, into the surreal and fantastical subjects of her black-and-white photography. Sato, who started as a sculptor, is now best known for his experimental and unusual use of light to create otherwordly landscapes.

Divided into two parts, this exhibition starts with “Michiko Kon — Reviving Objects” (Sept. 1 -Oct. 29) and is followed by “Tokihiro Sato — Breathing Lights” (Oct. 30-Dec. 27). Each show features 20 works, with highlights including “Salmon + Flatfish + High heel” (1987) by Kon and “#223 Flag of the European Union, Berlin” (1994) from Sato’s series “Photo-Respiration.”

Fujifilm Square; Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 03-6271-3350; fujifilmsquare.jp/en