Ishiuchi Miyako

  • Winter Newsletter 19'

    Highlights and news from our artists and team in Paris and Japan. November 7, 2019

    Our solo exhibition at the gallery in London, Tim Walker: Wonderful Peoplecontinues alongside the artist's major solo exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wonderful Things. At Paris Photo we are showing an installation of new releases by Tim Walker, alongside works by Japanese post-war masters including Masahisa Fukase, Ishiuchi Miyako, Kikuji Kawada and Shomei Tomatsu, amongst others. We are also working in Japan, sourcing materials for our 2020 exhibition program as well as meeting artists and colleagues.

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    Ishiuchi Miyako's Grainy World at Yokohama Museum of Art December 12, 2017

    The photographs on display will demonstrate Ishiuchi Miyako‘s themes and her unique photo-making style. Consisting of approximately 200 items from her early years to some later never-before-shown photos

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  • Ishiuchi Miyako

    Photo London, Somerset House - Featured artist May 16, 2017



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    Sainsbury Centre exhibition January 4, 2017

    This exhibition explores the work of some of the most prominent Japanese photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, including Nobuyoshi ArakiEikoh Hosoe and Kikuji Kawada.

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  • Contemporary Japanese Photography Seminar

    DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation May 3, 2016

    The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce this event in association with Photo London. Simon Baker, Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate, and Michael Hoppen, Owner and Founder of Michael Hoppen Gallery, will discuss the photographic creativity and innovation emerging from contemporary Japanese photo artists.

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  • MHG Newsletter

    Michael looks ahead to an exciting year for the gallery February 23, 2016

    We have been busy in Japan again and have some wonderful new work to show to you in London this year.
    We are so proud to be able to bring Solitude of Ravens to our gallery. It has been a quest of mine for the past six years to exhibit this body of work.  And now finally it is hanging in our gallery and hope you will make the journey and come to see it.

    We have found that many more museums across Europe and America are also enjoying the fruits of Japanese photographers and our belief is still that it is not only some of the most interesting work to look at and collect, but it is of such quality and so beautifully produced, it still amazes us as to why it has taken so long to be embraced.

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  • Japanese Photography: The Birth of a Market

    Michael Hoppen talks to Blouin Art Info December 16, 2015

    Western collectors’ newfound curiosity about the Provoke artists follows a concerted campaign by a handful of players that demonstrates both how changing tastes alter markets, and how markets can change tastes. 


    [article written by Noelle Bodick]

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    Ishiuchi Miyako (b.1947) is a celebrated Japanese photographer known for her poignant images confronting trauma in post WWII Japan.  She is one of a renowned group of photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama, who confronted their nation’s past and the dawning of a new era by using their cameras as tools to express, record and explore what it meant to be Japanese at this pivotal moment in history.

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    GETTY MUSEUM, Los Angeles October 6, 2015

    A huge congratulations to Ishiuchi Miyako for her fantastic new exhibition opening at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles this week. The first major survey of Ishiuchi's work in the US.

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    Ishiuchi Miyako & Circe Henestrosa April 30, 2015




    Ishiuchi Miyako will be in conversation with Circe Henestrosa who initially commissioned and curated Frida. Tickets are limited and free of charge. They will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.


    Circe Henestrosa completed dual M.A. degrees in Fashion Curation and Cultural Leadership at London College of Fashion and City University in 2009 respectively, winning a Distinction for her thesis Frida’s White Cabinet, an exhibition of artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe to be presented at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City in 2012. She currently heads the Fashion Media and Industries Programme at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore, where she lectures on Fashion Curation, Fashion Theory, Leadership and International Fashion Management. Her research explores age-old traditions interpreted in contemporary fashion, exemplified by a joint Singapore/ Philippines weaving show and a co-curated Korea/Singapore design exhibition.  Prior to this, she led the British Council's Arts Department in Mexico for 6 years. She was author and editor of the book Frida by Ishiuchi, published by Editorial RM (2013) and in 2005, she was author and co-editor of the publication Building a New Model for Museums in the 21st Century.

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