5/12 – 7/1 2018
After the war, Japanese photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro studied photography at the Institute of Design (formerly known as New Bauhaus), which was a successor of an art school originally founded in 1937 by Moholy-Nagy in Chicago. Ishimoto became famous, for he received Moholy-Nagy Award (In-Campus Award) twice. He had a major impact on the Japanese photographic world and introduced the spirit of New Bauhaus ways of teaching. The Katsura Imperial Villa, which he photographed from 1953 to 54, shows a sophisticated perspective of Bauhaus-style modernism. The “Katsura Imperial Villa Modernism” consisting of original prints by Ishimoto himself owned by the Kochi Prefectural Museum of Art is until July 1.