Sight Seeing

(Work in progress)


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Photograph a person, in darkness, with exposure time of one minute or more.

I’ve never faced a subject in a honest manner using photographic media. Sometimes I staged (Strangers), sometimes I went virtual (You were there in front of me). I never thought that I would be qualified to call myself a photographer, in the end, what I wanted from shooting sessions were not photographs themselves, but relationships formed there. Even if the situation was staged, even if the whole thing seemed like a detour, I looked for a possibility. I liked the slowness of the process.

During the time of daguerreotypes (those staged, gentle portraits), when the exposure took minutes, what went through between the photographer and the photographed? During the motionless, awkward minutes, there seemed to be a possibility to create trust and intimacy between the two. A subtle breeze that causes gentle blur. Nevertheless, my digital DSR will finish an exposure within a blink, it can only portray an instant.

I can put the lights off, then. So that the exposure takes much longer. In the dark room, without moving, I face the subject for minutes. The camera will slowly record him with the help of the dimmest of the available lights. Darkness can be an escape, but darkness enables the camera to capture things that elude our poor eyesight. In the forced, nevertheless honest minutes, what sort of relationship will be established between us? And what will the images show?

Futoshi Miyagi

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A Few Minutes of Sight Seeing

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Duration: 3:42min

Shooting Session for Sight Seeing #21

A Few Minutes of Sight Seeing #21 from Futoshi Miyagi on Vimeo.



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Sight Seeing #12
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Duration: 2:28min

Shooting Session for Sight Seeing #12

A Few Minutes of Sight Seeing #12 from Futoshi Miyagi on Vimeo.



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Shooting Session for Sight Seeing #21

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Shooting Session for Sight Seeing #11

A Few Minutes of Sight Seeing #11 from Futoshi Miyagi on Vimeo.

Time of Others

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Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Dates: April 11th(Sat)-June 28th(Sun)

Artists: キリ・ダレナ、グレアム・フレッチャー、サレ・フセイン、ホー・ツーニェン、イム・ミヌク、ジョナサン・ジョーンズ、河原温、アン・ミー・レー、バスィール・マハムード、mamoru、ミヤギフトシ、プラッチャヤ・ピントーン、ブルース・クェック、下道基行、ナティー・ウタリット、ヴァンディー・ラッタナ、ヴォー・アン・カーン、ヤン・ヴォー

Organized by: The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
National Museum of Art Osaka
Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
Singapore Art Museum
Japan Foundation, Asia Center

Details:http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/exhibition/timeofothers.html

VOCA展2015 現代美術の展望─新しい平面の作家たち

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会場:上野の森美術館
会期 :2015.3.14(土)-3.30(月)
http://www.ueno-mori.org/exhibitions/main/voca/2015/

XYZ collective at NADA Miami Beach

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XYZ collective at NADA Miami Beach 2014!
http://www.newartdealers.org/Fairs/2014/MiamiBeach

Projects, Booth 2.15
NADA Miami Beach 2014
Dec 4-7, 2014
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Artists : Cobra, Soshiro Matsubara, Futoshi Miyagi, Kazuyuki Yamane

環世界・土地を歩く3

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日時:11月15日(土)13:00〜16:30
会場:深谷通信所 周辺地域(横浜市戸塚区深谷町、横浜市泉区和泉町ほか)
集合:戸塚駅(横浜市戸塚区)
聞き手:森弘治(美術家 参加作家)、坂田太郎(サイト・イン・レジデンス)
参加費:500円
定員:10名 *要事前申込制

神奈川にある元米海軍「深谷通信所」にて継続中のレジデンスプログラム、『環世界』のイベントに参加します。

深谷通信所、最近何度かニュースにもなっていましたが、米軍の敷地ながら長年に渡り市民が少年野球場や菜園として利用してきた場所。返還をめぐってその土地利用がいろいろ議論されているそうです。

当日は敷地内を歩き、そしてAmerican Boyfriendについてのトークを予定しています。元米軍施設でのAmerican Boyfriendイベント、またとない機会なので、ぜひお越し下さい。

イベント概要&ご予約:http://www.siteinresidence.org/

American Boyfriend: Bodies of Water

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Venue: Kyoto City University of Arts, Art Gallery, Horikawa Danchi
Dates: June 14th(Sat)-July 27th(Sun)

“Bodies of Water” exhibition took place during the rainy season in Kyoto, in two venues alongside Horikawa River: at @KCUA, Art Gallery of Kyoto City University of Arts and at Horikawa Danchi, a renovated gallery space within one of the oldest Housing Complex in Japan. The exhibition included new video piece “River,” “The Ocean View Resort,” a video piece previously exhibited in December 2013 in Tokyo, alongside other sculptural, photographic and embroidery pieces.

To accompany the exhibition, Japanese art magazine Bijutsu Techo (BT) published my 16-page text piece “Bodies of Water” on their July issue. The piece functioned as a guide for the Kyoto exhibition; and it included Japanese translation of “1990: L.A., The Gold Field” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, which he wrote in response to seeing Roni Horn’s “Gold Field” At LA MoCA in 1990.

Organized by  Kyoto City University of Arts, Art Gallery
http://gallery.kcua.ac.jp/#ja

American Boyfriend Project www.americanboyfriend.com
Curation: Hikotaro Kanehira, PR: Maho Masuzaki, Design: Toshimasa Kimura

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@KCUA Installation Views:
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Horikawa Danchi Installation Views:
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American Boyfriendトーク「戦争を想像する」

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会場:VACANT
住所:150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前3-20-13
日時:2014年3月23日(日) 14:00-

 

美術や文学をはじめとしたさまざまな媒体で、第二次大戦や戦後の混乱期を知らない若い作家が、独自の視点で第一次・第二次大戦を取り上げ、描いてきました。70年近くにわたり(少なくとも直接的には)戦争を経験してこなかった、また、国外の紛争から物理的距離において切り離されたように思えてしまう日本という場所で、どのように戦争を語るのか。本トークでは、現在活動する若手の表現者たちの作品における戦争の表象、また、時間的・地理的に遠い場所で起きた(起きている)戦争が現代日本に生きる私たちに与える影響についてを、作家・漫画家の小林エリカさん、「新潮」編集長の矢野優さんをゲストに、見てゆきます。

出演:
小林エリカ(作家・漫画家)
矢野優(「新潮」編集長)
ミヤギフトシ(現代美術家)

司会:
江口研一

ご予約はVACANTまで

New Message (Book)

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photo: Fumihito Katamura

My first book new message was published by torch press. It compiles sculptural pieces/objects and accompanying texts from 2005 through 2013.

 

Futoshi Miyagi new message
Designed by Yuri Suyama
Paperback, 72 pages
In Japanese and English
2,625 yen (Regular edition)
Edition of 400 with Special edition of 30
To purchase, please contact:torch press

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Special Edition #1 Cuts (21,000 yen, comes with a print)

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Special Edition #2 Capsule (15,750 yen, comes with a print)

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Special Edition #3 Glitters (15,750 yen, comes with a print)

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All the special editions come with the print (165 x 216mm, signed) with a image below. For inquiry regarding the special editions please contact: torch press

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New Message (Exhibition)

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Book Launch and Exhibition
at Post
2-10-3 Ebisu Minami, Sibuya, Tokyo
December 7th(Sat)-19th(Thur), 2013 *Closed on Mondays
Hours: 12:00–20:00
Reception: 2013.12.7 (Sat) 18:00-20:00

The exhibition of photographs and objects will be held, celebrating the publication of the book new message.

Futoshi Miyagi new message
Designed by Yuri Suyama
Paperback, 72 pages
In Japanese and English
2,625 yen (Regular edition)
Edition of 400 with Special edition of 30
Published by torch press

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