Naoya Hatakeyama


Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from March 4-July 22
Time Varies
Art, Museums

The points at which nature and urbanization converge—along with such attendant impacts as destruction and construction, transformation and re-formation—have long been the concern of Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, who still shoots with film. In this survey exhibition, the first in the U.S. on Hatakeyama and his work, 12 of the artist’s series will be on view. Presenting an evolutionary vision of Japan’s cities on a meticulously detailed yet grand scale, the show includes 100 works created in the past 30 years. Topographies ranging from close-ups inside blasted quarries to serene aerial shots of urban development illustrate the scope of documentation with which Hatakeyama records his insights.