Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe conceived the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts’ Young Portfolio project to build confidence of promising young photographers with purchases of their works
Exhibition to also feature central figures in Japan’s postwar photography, in addition to 20th-century masters
San Diego CA— The Museum of Photographic Arts announces its reopening to the public on Friday, April 16 with two exhibitions. After closing per COVID-19’s safety measures and orders, the museum will open its doors to welcome a new exhibition that celebrates the creative nature of young talent. Based on the collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts’ (KMoPA), “Beginnings, Forever” presents works by historic and emerging artists made before they were the age of 35 and explores talent through images by influential classic artists, postwar Japanese photographers, and contemporary image makers. All contemporary works derive from “Young Portfolio,” an annual competition by KMoPA, which seeks to build the confidence of promising young photographers with purchases of their work.
“’Beginnings, Forever’ is a strong claim toward the value of arts exploration in youth,” said MOPA Executive Director and Chief Curator Deborah Klochko. “This is the experimental stage, but it’s also an age when someone might need reassurance. Visitors will see creative works. They will also see dozens of voices represented, artists that at a young age were told they had what it takes to be part of a museum’s collection.”
The exhibition “Illusion: The Magic of Motion” will also return to MOPA with a variety of artistic depictions that made images come to life. Visitors will explore how eyes perceive motion through pieces that explore the invention of cinema, works created through perspective and anamorphosis, and the magic of shadow puppets.
As part of its mission to make art accessible to everyone, MOPA offers guests the option to choose their admission price with a voluntary contribution though the Pay What You Wish Program.
MOPA recognizes photography and art as invaluable to its community. The “Beginnings, Forever” exhibition can be inspirational for young guests but can also be nostalgic for an older audience, who can look to these early-life artworks and recall achievements they also did at a young age.
To ensure its community members maintain a vital connection to art and learning, MOPA’s reopening will allow people with less access the opportunity to immerse themselves in its unique artistic experiences through opportunities like the Pay What You Wish Program.
Spring/summer hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
For more information visit-https://mopa.org/