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Updated: September 30, 2019

from the cave イメージの洞窟 意識の源を探る

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Ebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro City, Tokyo
2019-10-1 - 2019-11-24

A wide range of artistic work, grouped together under the keyword, “cave”

This exhibition reexamines the way we perceive things, taking as a starting point photographic or film works which use caves as a motif or metaphor. From sketches by 19th century scientist and early photographic inventor John Herschel, to the latest works by renowned contemporary artists such as Lieko Shiga, Fiona Tan, and Gerhard Richter, the subject is approached from multiple directions. Using the concept of the cave as a way in, it reconsiders ideas of the present and of photography, history and society, the body and existence, exhibiting works that offer the opportunity to think about the images that link the present and the future.

How to Get There

  • Ebisu Station | East Exit | 7 min on foot (via moving walkway)
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Ebisu Station | Exit 1 | 10 min on foot
    Hibiya Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00
    *Open until 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: October 14 and November 4
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: October 15 and November 5




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • English |
  • English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Western-style toilet with handrail | Baby changing facilities | Ostomate facilities (with dedicated warm water sink) | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |
    *Strollers are lent to visitors free of charge

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