Starting October 6th, the Getty Center will showcase the brilliant work of Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. It is the first museum exhibition of this artist and the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima Bomb. Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows—is Miyako’s work that focuses on this major devastating event.
Miyako stunned the world in the 70s with the haunting imagery of Yokosuka, the city where she grew up as a child. These “shadows” were to represent the United States occupation and therefore her work is both personal and political.
Most of the objects that are photographed come from the Peace Memorial Museum. Here, the curator Shimomura Mari, assists the artist from the collection. Shimomura picks mostly feminine garments to show a women’s perspective of this tragic event. Some of the clothing was actually worn by women during the bombing.
Here is a wonderful large mural that Olson Visual created in the lobby of the Getty Center. The imagery is moving and the printing shows it off in such a spectacular way.
Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows
On view until February 21, 2016
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679