Japan, the footprint of water


From 23-10-2018 to 13-01-2019

ARTALROC celebrates its 25th anniversary by presenting an unprecedented exhibition, created especially for the occasion: “Japan, the footprint of water”.

ARTALROC, the Exhibition Hall of the Government of Andorra, presents the first exhibition in collaboration with the French museum of reference, the Musée National d’Arts Asiatiques – Guimet (MNAAG).

This exhibition will feature 190 photographs—most of which are hand-coloured—by Japanese photographers such as Kukusabe Kubei, Uchida, etc., as well as western photographers, such as Felice Beato and Baron Raimund von Stillfried, among others.

These photographs represent Japan from the second half of the 19th century, during the end of the “shogunate” and the beginning of the “Meiji era”, a time in which taking photographs of nature was not an easy task, not least because of the difficulty in accessing narrow and difficult roads while carrying photographic equipment.

The exhibition, which is divided into 5 different areas—waterfalls, rivers, lakes, coastlines and catastrophes—presents beautiful prints, full of sensitivity, beauty and serenity, which will help you discover the magnitude and significance of water in the nature and culture of Japan.

Finally, the exhibition ends with a dozen “ukiyo-e”—traditional images—in which water is the absolute focus, thus taking the visitor through a tour of all its manifestations.

The exhibition is open until 13 January 2019.

Location: ARTALROC. Av. Carlemany, 8, Escaldes-Engordany. Free admission.

Dates: 23 October until 13 January 2019.

More information about the exhibition, complementary activities and registrations can be found at:
(+376) 828 704 

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