TAIJI MATSUE gazetteer

ATH12319, 2018

Taiji Matsue (b. 1963) made his debut as a photographer after graduating from the geography department at the University of Tokyo. Strongly fixated on compositions without horizon lines and two-dimensionality, Matsue has captured images throughout the world with a consistent style defined by shooting in direct light to avoid producing shadows. Thoroughly eliminating of any sense of centrality, periphery, depth or contrast, Matsue’s works are displayed as flat pictures, which treat every element equally. This exhibition, Matsue’s first solo show at a public museum, spans the artist’s career, including some new pieces, and reexamines at his challenging approach to the ever-changing techniques that arise out of technological advances.

TAIJI MATSUE gazetteer
VENUE Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
DATES December 8-February 24, 2019
HOURS 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
CLOSED Mondays (except Dec.24, Jan.14 and Feb.11) and Dec.25, from Dec.27 to Jan.1, Jan.15 and Feb.12
ADMISSION Adults 1,000 (800) yen, University students 700 (600) yen, High school students and seniors [65 and over] 500 (400) yen
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission


TRANSIT 06, 1985, Private collection
MCT 17551, 2012
JP-34 02, 2015, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

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