Prof. Mariko Takeuchi
Kyoto University of Art and Design
Mariko Takeuchi will talk about her recently published collection of essays ‘Silence and Image; Essays on Japanese Photographers’ and the exhibition she curated of the same title. She will not only introduce works by some important Japanese photographers, but also explain how she combined texts and design in both her book and the exhibition to represent her respect for the individual photographers. She will also talk about her approach to photography education as a founding member of photography programme at Kyoto University of Art and Design, which started in 2011.
Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, independent curator and Associate Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Prior to this, she was a visiting researcher at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Takeuchi was also guest curator for the ‘Spotlight on Japan’ exhibition at Paris Photo in 2008, and received a Fulbright Grant. Takeuchi is based in Kyoto, and has a M.A. in Arts from Waseda University, Tokyo. Her collection of essays ‘Silence and Image: Essays on Japanese Photographers’ was published in 2018.