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Takuma Nakahira
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Japanese, 1938–2015

  • Education

    • 1963

      • B.A. Spanish, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
  • Solo Exhibitions

    • 2017

      • Circulation, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • 2013

      • Circulation: Date, Place, Events, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Circulation: Date, Place, Events, BLD Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2011

      • Kirikae, Comme des Garçons Six, Osaka; Comme des Garçons Hannam Six, Seoul
      • Documentary, BLD Gallery and ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2007

      • Why an Illustrated Yokohama Dictionary?, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2004

      • Why an Illustrated Human-animal Dictionary?, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2003

      • Takuma Nakahira: Degree Zero – Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, travelled to Naha Civic Gallery, Naha, Japan
    • 1997

      • Everyday Life, C-square, Art Gallery of the Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan
    • 1989

      • Adieu à X, Foto Daido, Tokyo, Japan
  • Group Exhibitions

    • 2016

      • Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Provoke: Between Protest and Performance: Photography in Japan 1960-1975 (touring exhibition), The Albertina, Vienna, Austria; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Le Bal, Paris, France; Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
    • 2015

      • For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, Museum Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Japan Society and Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY
    • 2009

      • Photography Now: Japan, China, Korea, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    • 2008

      • Faithful Documents: Japanese Contemporary Photography, Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
      • All our Everydays, Gallery Ver, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 2005

      • Chikaku: Time and Memory in Japan, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, travelled to: Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain; Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Japan Meganeura, Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
      • ICANOF Media Art Show 2005: MEGANEURA, Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
    • 2004

      • Spread in Prato 2004, Prato, Italy
    • 2002

      • Photonesia: Memories of Lights, Fruits of Time: Waves after the 30th Anniversary of the Return of Okinawa to Japan, Naha Civic Gallery, Naha, Japan
    • 1995

      • Photography and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 1953-1995, National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1989

      • Eleven Photographers in Japan: 1965-75, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi, Japan
    • 1976

      • Travaux/Débat/Projection: L’avant-garde au Japon, Galerie ADDA, Marseille, France
    • 1974

      • Fifteen Photographers Today, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
      • Photography About Photography, Shimizu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1971

      • The 7th Paris Biennale, Le Parc de Floral, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France
    • 1969

      • The 6th Paris Biennale, Musée d’Art Modeme de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  • Grants and Awards

    • 1990

      • Society of Photography Award
    • 1969

      • 13th Newcomer Award, Japanese Photography Critics’ Association
  • Collections

      • Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
      • National Museum of Photography, Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
      • New York Public Library, New York, NY
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
      • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
      • Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
  • Selected Bibliography

    • 2015

      • Respini, Eva. “For a Language to Come: Takuma Nakahira’s Photogaphs for the 1971 Paris Biennial.” Post: Notes on Mondern & Contemporary Art Around the Globe 30 July 2015
      • “Takuma Nakahira, Daido Moriyama, Koji Taki, Yutaka Takanashi, PROVOKE 2 – Provocative Materials for Thought, 1959.” Achtung. Photography March 2015
    • 2013

      • Smith, Roberta. “Takuma Nakahira ‘Circulation: Date, Place, Events.’” New York Times 12 July 2013 [Art Review]
      • “Takuma Nakahira.” New Yorker 8 July 2013 [Art Review]
      • Amin, Eidia Moni. “’Circulation: Date, Place, Events’ by Takuma Nakahira.” Lintroller 26 June 2013
      • “Circulation: Date, Place, Events @ Milo.” DLK Collection June 26 2013
      • Momen, Matin. “Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events.” StyleZeitgeist 25 June 2013
      • Woodward, Richard B. “Capturing the Harmony of Man, Woman and Land.” Wall Street Journal 15 June 2013
      • Nakahira, Takuma. “Goings on About Town.” The New Yorker 8 June 2013
      • Abbe, Dan. “Fragments of 1971 Paris, On View Today in New York.” American Photo 3 June 2013
      • Nakahira, Takuma. “The Guide: June 2013 Edition.” Time LightBox 3 June 2013
      • Wolff, Amy. “7 Days in Paris.” Photo District News 23 May 2013
      • Nakahira, Takuma. “Paris in the Seventies.” The Morning News 20 May 2013
      • “Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events.” Flavorpill May 2013
    • 2012

      • Susuda, Miwa. “The Best Books of 2012.” Photo-Eye Magazine. December 2012
      • Lederman, Russet. “Provoke: Takuma Nakahira and Tutaka Takanashi” Monsters and Madonnas 24 August 2012
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Circulation: Date, Place, Events. Osiris: Tokyo, 2012
      • Coignet, Rémi, “Takuma Nakahira: Circulation: Date, Place, Events,” Blog of Le Monde, May 21, 2012 [book review]
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Okinawa, Amami, Tokara 1974-1978. Miraisha: Tokyo
    • 2011

      • Baker, Simon. “Fire and the Limits/Against the Landscape,” Image Perspectives Black Dog Publishing: London, 2011
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Documentary. Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa Publishing, 2011
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Magazine Work 1964-1982 Getsuyosha: Tokyo, 2011
    • 2010

      • Badger, Gerry. “Fire and Water.” The International Journal of Photographic Art & Practice. Number: 61, Autumn 2010
      • Nakahira, Takuma. For a Language to Come [Reprint] Osiris: Tokyo, 2010
    • 2007

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Collected Critical Essays: 1965-1977. Tokyo: Osiris, 2007
    • 2005

      • Kohara, Masashi. “A Portrait of Takuma Nakahira,” Camera Austria International No. 91, 2005
    • 2004

      • Asada, Akira. “A Lecture: The Nakahira Takuma Case,” ART-iT, Spring/Summer 2004
    • 2003

      • Takuma Nakahira: Degree Zero – Yokohama. Osiris: Tokyo, 2003
    • 2002

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Hysteric Six: Nakahira Takuma. Hysteric Glamour:Tokyo, 2002
    • 2001

      • The Japanese Box Steidl: Göttingen, Germany, 2001 (Facsimile editions of the Provoke issues and three photoboooks; For a Language to Come, Farewell to Photography by Daido Moriyama and Sentimental Journey by Nobuyoshi Araki)
    • 1999

      • Japanese Photographers 36: Takuma Nakahira Iwanami Shoten: Tokyo, 1999
    • 1989

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Adieu à X. Kawade Shobo Shinsha: Tokyo, 1989
    • 1983

      • Nakahira, Takuma. A New Gaze. Shobunsha: Tokyo, 1983
    • 1977

      • Nakahira, Takuma and Kishin Shinoyama. Duel on Photography. Asahi Shimbun: Tokyo, 1977
    • 1973

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Why an Illustrated Botanical Dictionary?: Takuma Nakahira’s Collected Writings on the Image Shobunsha: Tokyo, 1973
    • 1970

      • Nakahira, Takuma, Taki Koji, et al. First Discard the World of Verisimilitude: The Thoughts of Photography and Language. Tabata Shoten: Tokyo, 1970
      • Nakahira, Takuma. For A Language to Come. Fudosha: Tokyo, 1970
    • 1969

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 4, 1969
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 3, 1969
      • Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 2, 1969
    • 1968

      • Nakahira, Takuma. Provoke. Issue 1, 1968