ONWARD ‘11 Japan
Though ONWARD ‘11 is no longer on the gallery walls at Project Basho in Philadelphia, the show continues on elsewhere! Over the course of the past few weeks we have been busy preparing to ship the entire exhibition of 70 works to Ricoh’s Ring Cube gallery in Tokyo. We are excited to say the exhibition opened today, May 4th and will be up through May 22nd!
Project Basho’s Program Director Tsuyoshi Ito will be flying to Japan this weekend to attend the show and we are looking forward to seeing how it looks installed in its new temporary home at Ring Cube. Located in the famous Ginza 4-chome intersection, Ricoh’s building is a giant cylindrical tower which gives the gallery an unusual floor plan consisting of two concentric circles. Viewers move along the curving space as new pieces continue to present themselves.
If you are in Japan, look for a few write-ups of the exhibition in Commercial Photo and Nippon Camera. And if you happen to be in Tokyo and are planning on seeing the exhibition, let us know. We would love to hear your thoughts and see your pictures.
We are very happy to be able to share this exceptional collection of work with the world through our fantastic collaboration with Ricoh. In addition to bringing the entire exhibition to their gallery, Ricoh is giving a GXR digital camera to each of the two recipients of the ONWARD ‘11 Juror Awards, Sandy Alpert and Mary Beth Meehan. Take a look at their websites to see the excellent projects they have been working on. And if you have not been able to see the works in person, you can view all of the images from ONWARD ‘11 in our online web gallery.
Stay connected for more info as ONWARD progresses.