Artist Talk

Lieko Shiga

Related Exhibition Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now, Part of Artist Talks

Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Lieko Shiga, Rasen Kaigan 46, from the series Rasen Kaigan, 2011; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Lieko Shiga

Lieko Shiga — whose work is featured in the exhibition Japanese Photography from Postwar to Nowmakes mysterious and emotionally charged photographs that evoke the surreality of dreams. In this evening program, Shiga tells the story behind her series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore), made in the village of Kitakama before it was destroyed by the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami.

This talk is copresented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA as a part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program. Support for the program is provided by Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, Randi and Bob Fisher, Jamie Lunder, Jane Reed, Nion McEvoy, the Black Dog Private Foundation, and Pier 24 Photography.