5 April until 10 July 2016
Japanese Daydreams
The Photography Department in Context

The exhibition Japanese Daydreams presents around thirty works by a selection of Japanese photographers, which are drawn from the collection at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG). They cover the development of surrealist/poetic photography in Japan in the period between the 1930s and the 1980s. In the series The Photography Department in Context, the MKG presents highlights from the Photography and New Media Collection, bringing its ex-tensive holdings sharply into focus. In the 1980s, generous support from the Friends of Photography Association (Verein der Freunde der Fotografie) helped make it possible for the museum to build up a comprehensive collection of contemporary Japanese photography, an exciting complement to the historical travel photographs from the Far East and the Asian Art Collection.

Ill.: Shoji Ueda, from the series “Sand Dunes”, 1948, © Shoji Ueda Office