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The Realm in Monochrome

Period : March 01, 2014 – May 25, 2014

The Realm in Monochrome SATO Tokihiro, #330 Taiji, from Photo-Respiration Series, 1998

Monochrome literally means “a single color,” regardless of whether red, blue or any other colors. But the word generally refers to some kind of expression with no hue, in black and white.

Aristotle said that colors are produced through the mixture of black bodies with white. In a precise sense, it would not be correct, as black and white are not colors but the light-dark contrast, yet it would be pertinent in the sense that all the colors exist between darkness and light. Yes, our visual world exists only with light. However, it was at this late date that we came to be able to record the sight with colors easily, and until then the major means of conveying information had been printing with black ink or monochrome photography that could seize presence or absence of light.

Needless to say, we can now quickly and easily get much colorful information, but expressions in black and white still surely exist. That is because there would be another realm that could never be seen with colors. In this exhibition, you will find another aspect of monochrome with black expression of prints and light of photographs.

Exhibition Information

Venue The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, the 1st floor
Period March 01, 2014 – May 25, 2014
Opening Hours Open 9:30 to 17:00
Closed Closed on Mondays (but open on May 5) and May 7
Admission Fee Adults: 340yen, Students: 230yen [free under 18 (high school pupils), over 65 and the disabled]
With the Sponsorship of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2013

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