Gyonam-dong Monochrome 2 ©Robert J. Fouser

Gyonam-dong Monochrome 2 ©Robert J. Fouser

This exhibition invites viewers to think about memory and change in historic cities such as Kyoto and Seoul, where old streetscapes disappear amid the pressure to demolish and rebuild. Through black and white film photographs, the exhibition follows the process of “redevelopment” in the Gyonam-dong neighborhood of Seoul, from the first stages of demolition to the rising of the new apartment towers.

429-1, Anrakukoji-cho, Shinmachi-dori Kamidachiuri-Agaru, Kamigyou-ku, Kyoto

2016/04/23 ー 04/28 10:00-18:00

“Artist Talk & Nishijin Walk”
2016/04/24 14:00-16:30 Free
The artist will talk about the work and answer questions in a mixture of Japanese and English.  The talk and questions will last about 45 minutes. After the talk, the artist will lead a walk from the gallery through the Nishijin area, which has some similarities to the Gyonam-dong that has now disappeared. During the walk, the artist will talk about change and memories in old cities such as Kyoto and Seoul. After the walk, the artists will be available for tea or coffee with participants. People with time limitations may participate only in the artist talk.

ロバート・ファウザー Robert J. Fouser
Born in 1961, Ann Arbor, USA; based in Ann Arbor