Sights Unseen: The Photographic Constructions of Masumi Hayashi (exhibition)
|RG Media Type||exhibitions|
|Title||Sights Unseen: The Photographic Constructions of Masumi Hayashi|
|Creators||Japanese American National Museum|
|Interest Level||Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult|
|Theme||Expression through art|
|Other Events or Cultural Tie-Ins||Prisons; Environmental|
|Free Web Version||No|
|Has Teaching Aids?||No|
|Geography||United States, Japan, India, Nepal|
|Chronology||1940s to 2000s|
Retrospective exhibition of the work of photographic collage artist Masumi Hayashi held at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). Curated by Karin Higa, Sights Unseen included thirty of Hayashi's works—each of which are photo collages consisting of anywhere from five to one hundred forty individual photographs—including several from JANM's collection. This first survey of Hayashi's work included pieces from five different sets of work: abandoned prisons, EPA Superfund sites, Japanese American and Japanese Canadian concentration camps, sacred sites, and portraits of Nikkei. The five Nikkei portraits—of Fumi Hayashida, Yuri Kochiyama, Joy Kogawa, Miné Okubo, and Eji Suyama—were displayed for the first time.
For More Information
Sights Unseen at Japanese American National Museum website: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/hayashi/.
Hayashi, Masumi. Sights Unseen: The Photographic Constructions of Masumi Hayashi: May 31 – September 14, 2003. Catalog essay by Karin Higa. Los Angeles: Japanese American National Museum, 2003. [Exhibition catalog. Catalog essay can be viewed at http://masumimuseum.com/artiststate.html.]
The Masumi Hayashi Museum. http://masumimuseum.com/index.php.
Masumi Hayashi Photography. http://www.masumihayashi.com.