Naoya Hatakeyama
Lime Hills #29214, 1990

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Lime Hills #29214
Artist name
Naoya Hatakeyama
Date created
chromogenic print
12 3/16 × 15 in. (30.96 × 38.1 cm)
Date acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the Kurenboh Collection
© Naoya Hatakeyama
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

After the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan, Akiyoshi Taniguchi reflected on the impermanence of life, and decided to donate his collection of about 800 notable works from Japanese and American photographers. By donating the Japanese works to SFMOMA and the American works to the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, he hopes his donation will help stimulate an international dialogue about the culture of photography. Here he recounts why he began collecting Japanese and American photography and how it relates to his life as a Buddhist priest and why he built “Kurenboh,” a special space in his temple for individuals to have intimate and meditative encounters with photographic works.

Related ideas:
Other ways of seeing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6LAgXLAqTH-MnQsggiWtvKSaibcJEyMF
Rinko Kawauchi’s everyday mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWzj6AuHiGk
Ishiuchi Miyako’s photos of scars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmeC668SO40

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