Out of the ordinary/ Extraordinary + Reaction Shots at The Met

In case you're looking for a photography show, here's a two-in-one you shouldn't miss. The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan present, “out of the ordinary/ extraordinary” a Japanese Contemporary Photography Exhibit featuring the works of eleven Japanese photographers who confront the complexity of an increasingly complicated world by coming up with new forms of expression. Alongside this exhibition is the Reaction Shots: Frankie Callaghan, Wawi Navarroza, Rachel Rillo, Steve Tirona and Denise Weldon.

The 102 works by featured artists include Ishiuchi Miyako, Chin Yo Mi, Okada Hiroko, Sawada Tomoko, Takano Ryudai, Sugiura KuniƩ, Yokomizo Shizuka, Motoda Keizo, Hishikari Shunsaku, Onodera Yuki and Yoneda Tomoko, present different series of photographs of young women with heavily tanned face, light colored make-up and bleached hair; strangers who agreed to be photographed standing in their own homes with their windows opened; and young people who resort to tattoos, body piercing and strange hairstyles in order to express their individuality.
The Out of the ordinary/ Extraordinary exhibit will run until September 30, 2010 while the Reaction images will be curated in a slideshow and exhibited from August 19 until September 06 at the Upper Galleries (Calma, Ho and Luz Galleries) and the Catwalk Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The Metropolitan Museum of Manila is located at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.  It is open from Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm.
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