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Lumix Meets / Beyond 2020

Naoyuki Hata
Ayako Ishiba
So  Mitsuya
Kazuma Obara
Miko Okada
Hayahisa Tomiyasu


Softcover Catalog

Since 2013, IMA Media Project has been organizing, the exhibition “LUMIX MEETS BEYOND2020 by Japanese Photographers”, a yearly special collaboration project with Panasonic/LUMIX, aiming to support young artists leading the contemporary photography world in Japan. This is our 7th year, and just like every previous year, we are organizing this exhibition in coordination with international photography festivals in Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Paris. This time, with the theme “Over to another parallel world”, we present to you the contemporary photography works, born within the diversity of the modern times.

The world keeps changing by the second and bears along, new problems and new values. We are in 2019, the future that seemed to have only existed in science-fiction is only a few steps away. The emerging artists called by the name of the Millennials are dashing through this age, tossed about in this world that evolves at a high speed, trying to frantically grapple with these changes.

This year IMA media project has once again, selected 6 emerging photographers to take part in this exhibition. Naoyuki Hata reinterprets the things that we are used to see daily, through a completely new perspective, as if using a special trick. Ayako Ishiba recreates a different non-existent space merely by tracing the contours of banal objects. So Miysua reconstructs a parallel world that hides within our ordinary lives and questions the properties of the things that we see. These three artists will be showing new works taken especially for this exhibition using the LUMIX S1R. Three other artsists, Kazuma Obara, Maiko Okada and Hayahisa Tomiyasu will also join the show. In this time when our values become more and more diverse, these artists chose to face our history and are attempting to find new forms of expression in photography. The world they see is neither the preexisting reality nor fiction anymore, it is another parallel world. What would be the magic spell to open the doors to this new dimension? Why should we not try to find our own magic “Open Sesame” in photography?