Stay, create and present in Tokyo with 3331 Arts Chiyoda's residence program
Residence Period: 2015.06.08-2015.07.05
(Above) Work-in-progress from "Search for me in plain sight" (Julia Mejnertsen, 2015)
Julia Mejnertsen is an art photographer from Copenhagen and graduate from the Danish School of Art Photography Fatamorgana. Though Julia has been photographing for as long as she can remember, only recently has it become her career, leading her to participate in several censured exhibitions in Denmark. On a conceptual level, her work explores the concept of objectivity in photography - what is in her belief a subjective form of expression. Her practice involves, among other things, staged art photography of everyday scenes.
"The quiet moments you have, when you think nobody's looking, is a space where I often find inspiration for my work."
"Search for me in plain sight"
Period: July 2 (Thu) - 5 (Sun), 2015
Hours: 11:00-17:00 * Open until 15:00 on July 4 and 5
Venue: Nishikicho Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Opening Reception: July 1 (Wed) from 19:00
The images shown are a mix of staged shots and snap-shots taken during long nights wandering through the city. The inspiration for the series comes from the revelation that Tokyoites have a special ability to find a personal space anywhere in the city despite of - or perhaps rather as a result of - the size of the population. But it digs deeper than that: the series of images is also an attempt to remind us that we have no idea what goes on inside the minds of others, hence we should not judge nor take anything for granted. Let's not grow careless and blind, but let's keep looking for those people, who hide in plain sight.
July 26, 2015 18:00-19:00
Nishikicho Studio (Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda-Nishikicho 3-16 2F)
Julia will be available in the studio for a chat about photography and being a resident artist at 3331. She will also open her portfolio, as well as show her works in progress.