Eiko Shimozono Photo Exhibition “Chaotic Brain”

Eiko Shimozono Photo Exhibition  “Chaotic Brain”

Tokyo resident Eiko Shimozono left in search of a new place to live, camera in her hands, after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Not long after settling in Kagoshima, having experienced such a life threatening situation greatly changed her sense of values. “We do not live. We are given life.” Combining this newly acquired multidimensional viewpoint with a surge of photographic subjects, Shimozono became a photographer that specializes in freely changing her artworks and artistic style.

This exhibition contains a collection of works from the artist, and, as a starting point for focusing on “life”, works created post-3/11 disaster including Afururu, Kamunohi, and SANOSA will also be on display.

Please come experience the rich and stimulating world of Eiko Shimozono.

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Hosted under the auspices of: Kirishima Open-Air Museum

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Kirishima Open-Air Museum (Art Hall)
Holding period
2018/09/11 〜 2018/11/04
The Museum is closed on Mondays. Should a national holiday fall on a Monday, the following day (Tuesday), the museum will be closed.
Viewing time
9am – 5pm (Entrance open until 4:30 pm)
Admission fee
Includes entrance to outdoor area:Adults ¥310 [¥240 in groups of 20 and over]/High School Students ¥200 [¥160 in groups of 20 and over]/Elementary and Middle School Students ¥150 [¥120 in groups of 20 and over]



Eiko Shimozono
Born in Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima, in 1979, Eiko Shimozono went on to major in photography at the Kyushu School of Visual Arts. She built up a portfolio taking pictures of Olympic athletes, artists, and CD covers. She won the Visual Arts Photo Award in 2010 for her photo collection “Kizuna” (Connections). For the same publication, she won the 36Th Ihei Kimura Photography Award in 2010.
Some of her individual exhibitions include the Visual Arts Photo Award 2010 Traveling Exhibition (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka 2010-2011), “Kaminohi” (Gallery KoEN Kagoshima 2013), “Afururu” (White Gallery Kagoshima 2015), “Genten wo, eien ni. 2018” (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2018). She was also featured in the newspaper “Kaihoku” every other Saturday up until March 2018.