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Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago - Photography Exhibition
DePaul Art Museum presents “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago.” The exhibition examines the work of Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012) who lived and studied in Chicago for over a decade and where he would return throughout his life. Ishimoto's photography is renown for merging Western and Eastern aesthetics - perhaps we could look at it as Bauhaus with a good dose of substance. It was in Chicago that Ishimoto first developed his uniquely modernist vision — both at the historic Institute of Design (ID) in dialogue with László Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and other teachers there; and in the city’s streets, where he captured changes reflective of broader societal shifts happening across the United States at the time. Please arrive around 11:15 and begin to look at the photos. Around noon we will transfer to a café for some coffee and conversation about Ishimoto's photography. As always with photography, perhaps we can think how photography is art and what are the criteria for a medium to become art? Museum admission is free.

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    What is beauty? What is your relationship to art? Why is art meaningful? Is art special?

    Genius - skill - vision - originality of expression: this group explores the great world of art, aesthetic experience, and its relation to philosophy. We will be looking at all types of media from painting to music, poetry and film.

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